The evolutionary link between acquiring good information and survival may have given rise to both consciousness and the pleasure of problem-solving
Using punishment to try to rehabilitate people who have already suffered years of punishment doesn’t work
Why do humans see in color? According to neuroscientist Mark Changizi, who left academia to run a research institute called 2Ai, it’s so that we could read the emotions of others. In his book, Harnessed, published last summer, …
Can superstitious beliefs — like having a lucky outfit, avoiding black cats or knocking on wood — actually be useful?
New York Times columnist and author Gretchen Reynolds explains in her new book why you don’t need to train for a marathon to benefit from exercise. And she sings the praises of “fartleking.” What’s that? Read on.
Have you got zero musical talent, but a burning desire to play? NYU psychologist Marcus says there’s hope for everyone.
In a new self-help book, Shapiro offers instruction for dealing with negative emotions by using a tried-and-true therapy for PTSD.
A Q&A with the author of Pharmageddon about how the pharmaceutical industry has co-opted medicine.
Sebastian Seung, professor of computational neuroscience and physics at MIT and author of the new book, Connectome, argues that you are.
They mostly operate below the level of consciousness, but everyday habits and routines govern a surprisingly large portion of our behavior, according to Charles DuHigg, author of The Power of Habit.
Are you the quiet, retiring type? You’re not alone. To find out more, read TIME’s cover story, “The Upside of Being an Introvert,” available to subscribers here.
Meditation isn’t just for hippies any more. And it’s not all about saying ommmm
(Updated) Teen birth rates are eight times higher in the U.S. than in Holland. Abortion rates are twice as high. The American AIDS rate is three times greater than that of the Dutch. What are they doing right that we’re not?