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Psychology

Essays and videos offering insights into the self, relationships, cognition and neuroscience
The love and death of Yosef and Zilli | Aeon
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Ageing and death

When his elderly parents make a suicide pact, Doron struggles to accept their choice

19 minutes

Not just a bowl of fruit | Aeon
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Ageing and death

‘It’s not beautiful, but it’s interesting’ – an ageing nude model surveys her body

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Not even for a moment do things stand still | Aeon
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Art

A massive art installation attempts to put the COVID-19 deaths in perspective

15 minutes

What does dying really feel like? | Aeon
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Ageing and death

Death is a trip – how new research links near-death and DMT experiences

9 minutes

Old not Other | Aeon
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Ageing and death

Old not Other

Here’s a puzzle: why do we neglect and disdain the one vulnerable group we all eventually will join? Beauvoir had an answer

Kate Kirkpatrick & Sonia Kruks

Aiden O’Rourke: there once was a man… | Aeon
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Stories and literature

A musician and a storyteller collaborate in a daily duet of words and music

5 minutes

Thanadoula | Aeon
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Ageing and death

How an end-of-life doula found her vocation as a companion for the dying

7 minutes

Inga | Aeon
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Life stages

Love evolves and death isn’t worth your worry – life lessons from an 88-year-old

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The gender of dementia | Aeon
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Ageing and death

The gender of dementia

Are women really at greater risk from dementia? Until we reckon with social roles and inequalities, it’s impossible to say

Kate Gregorevic

In dog years | Aeon
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Animals and humans

The joys and heartbreaks of loving a creature who ages faster than you

11 minutes

Don’t think twice | Aeon
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Illness and disease

As dementia trims the tree of knowledge in John’s brain, music holds firm

12 minutes

Ebb tide | Aeon
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Teaching and learning

A retired teacher embarks on a mission to find out what became of a beloved student

16 minutes

The final nights | Aeon
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Meaning and the good life

What a ‘good death’ can look like, in the quiet company of a compassionate stranger

18 minutes

Don’t take life so seriously: Montaigne’s lessons on the inner life | Aeon
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Meaning and the good life

Don’t take life so seriously: Montaigne’s lessons on the inner life

Dorian Rolston

EXCLUSIVENorman, Norman | Aeon
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Animals and humans

How does Norman, a 16-year-old Shih Tzu, see the pet cloning dilemma?

8 minutes

The self in dementia is not lost, and can be reached with care | Aeon
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Ageing and death

The self in dementia is not lost, and can be reached with care

Muireann Irish

Why older people should be allowed to change their legal age | Aeon
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Ageing and death

Why older people should be allowed to change their legal age

Joona Räsänen

Quiet hours | Aeon
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Ageing and death

‘Old age is a ceremony of losses’: the late poet Donald Hall on a life lived long

13 minutes

EXCLUSIVESundays with Riki | Aeon
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Family life

‘You wanna get rid of me?’ When the time comes to move mom into assisted living

19 minutes

Ketamine trips are uncannily like near-death experiences | Aeon
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Consciousness and altered states

Ketamine trips are uncannily like near-death experiences

Christian Jarrett

Why hasn’t evolution dealt with the inefficiency of ageing? | Aeon
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Evolution

Why hasn’t evolution dealt with the inefficiency of ageing?

Jordan Pennells

Being 97 | Aeon
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Death

An ageing philosopher returns to the essential question: ‘What is the point of it all?’

18 minutes

Death is no leveller if some live much longer than others | Aeon
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Death

Death is no leveller if some live much longer than others

Keith Frankish

Dial-a-Ride | Aeon
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Ageing and death

Laughs, heartache and the winding road: life stories aboard a community bus in rural Wales

16 minutes