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      January 1, 2012Mind & Brain

      Forgetting is Key to a Healthy Mind

      Letting go of memories supports a sound state of mind, a sharp intellect--and superior recall
      March 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      The Power to Persuade

      How masters of "supersuasion" can change your mind
      July 1, 2011Health

      Strain on the Brain

      A stressful life may fuel Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
      October 25, 2011Mind & Brain

      Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: From Perspective-Taking to Empathy

      Last week, I wrote about the importance of perspective-taking. This week, I'd like to continue with one of its close relatives, a state that would indeed be largely impossible without its existence: empathy.Empathy, a concept originally introduced as Einfühlung by Theodore Lipps, is a state that allows us to share in the experiences and mental states of others...
      September 9, 2013Beautiful Minds

      Why Education Needs More Radioactive Spiders

      Education needs more radioactive spiders. Stay with me. Remember Peter Parker? His childhood wasn’t easy. Both of his parents– Richard and Mary– were killed on a mission as double agents...
      September 28, 2010Mind & Brain

      Women's Brains on Steroids

      Birth control pills appear to remodel brain structure
      September 6, 2011Cognition

      How Accurate Are Memories of 9/11?

      Recollections of the circumstances of how we first heard of the 2001 terrorist attacks may feel extraordinarily vivid and true, but they are flawed
      April 1, 2002Mind & Brain

      The Mind-Body Interaction in Disease

      The brain and the immune system continuously signal each other, often along the same pathways, which may explain how state of mind influences health
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