Where pain lives
Fixing chronic back pain is possible only when patients understand how much it is produced by the brain, not the spine
The healing power of nature
The idea that immersing yourself in forests and nature has a healing effect is far more than just folk wisdom
Can novelists or psychologists better capture the strange multitude of realities in every human self?
Scents and sensibility
Our sense of smell gives flavour to food, emotion to memories, and connects us to each other. But how exactly does it work?
The orgasm cure
What if we could expand ecstasy, reduce stress and lift depression, all by delaying and extending orgasm?
Mother Nature might be lovely, but moral she is not. She doesn’t love us or want what’s best for us
Tripping in the ICU
For those suffering the trauma of intensive care, the soothing swoosh of otherworldly ambient music can be a welcome gift
Literature can enthuse medicine, and medicine can inspire literature. They are complementary treatments for being human
The self-help game
Millions believe that pop psychology can change their tennis skills, their love life or their moods. Are they all wrong?
Nobody is normal
Are you average? Typical? Ideal? Adequate? The idea of ‘normal’ is a historical construct and it's time we got rid of it
Even the best of friends can fill you with tension and make you sick. Why does friendship so readily turn toxic?
Is this medical bulimia?
A new medical device enables the expulsion of stomach contents for weight loss. Are you feeling disgusted? Should you be?
Don’t think too positive
Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’t work, what does?
Falling for sleep
When wakefulness is seen as the main event, no wonder so many have trouble sleeping. Can we rekindle the joy of slumber?