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Idea/Education

Why schools should not teach general critical-thinking skills

Carl Hendrick

Idea/Neuroscience

Final decision? Why the brain keeps on changing its mind

Stephen M Fleming

Video/History of Science

Science doesn’t rely on luck, but success in science can’t do without it

5 minutes

Essay/Neuroscience

The open mind

The most vivid part of the mind bubbles up through sensation and new experience when unencumbered by analytical thought

Daniel J Siegel

Idea/Neuroscience

How a mother’s voice shapes her baby’s developing brain

Kate Fehlhaber

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Idea/Neuroscience

How subtle eye signals help turn-taking in conversation

René Müri

Video/Neuroscience

After a century of trying, have scientists successfully mapped the human brain?

2 minutes

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Essay/Neuroscience

My spotless mind

Imagine purging life’s disturbing events. If you could alter or mute your worst memories would you still remain yourself?

Lauren Gravitz

Video/Cognition & Intelligence

Can you season seafood with ocean sounds? One of the many ways senses interact

5 minutes

Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

Overvaluing confidence, we’ve forgotten the power of humility

Jacob Burak

ORIGINAL
Video/Values & Beliefs

Why we need to move empathy from personal emotion to collective moral concern

5 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

Humane horse-training means understanding humans as predators and horses as prey

6 minutes

Idea/Childhood & Adolescence

Why the brains of teenagers excel at taking risks

Adriana Galván

Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

Getting smarter

Brain-training games won’t boost your IQ, but a host of strategies can improve your cognitive abilities one piece at a time

Jeffrey M Zacks

Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

Listening to speech has remarkable effects on a baby’s brain

Sandra Waxman

Idea/Neuroscience

How memory research can help you learn a new language

Angela Grant

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Idea/Knowledge

Whatever you think, you don’t necessarily know your own mind

Keith Frankish

Essay/Sleep & Dreams

Are dreams predictions?

Dreams might not be omens or prophecies in a mystical sense, but they do have a distinct psychological predictive power

Sue Llewellyn

Video/Neuroscience

See how our brains group words by meaning in surprisingly complex semantic maps

3 minutes

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Essay/Neuroscience

The empty brain

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer

Robert Epstein

Idea/Neuroscience

What amnesiacs tell us about memory: Q&A with Brenda Milner

Rackeb Tesfaye

Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

Did Rousseau have ADHD?

Rousseau’s non-linear style of thought, restless spirit and chaotic mood swings also made him one of history’s greats

Richard W Orange

Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

How clever is it to dismiss IQ tests?

Stuart Ritchie

Video/Neurodiversity

Temple Grandin on the connection between autism and genius

6 minutes

Idea/Social Psychology

Why do police have such out-of-date psychological theories?

Julia Shaw

Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

How thinking about infinity changes kids’ brains on math

Sarah Scoles

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Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

Playing games for real

My father was hopelessly, joyously addicted to gambling and I his moral critic. How did I end up playing pro blackjack?

Marina Benjamin

Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

Spoken in scent

A hidden sense of smell might account for the mysterious sixth sense and a universe of subtle knowledge about the world

Elizabeth Preston

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Idea/Stories & Literature

Why bullshit is no laughing matter

Gordon Pennycook

EXCLUSIVE
Video/Cognition & Intelligence

From crawling to flying, the agony and ecstasy of trying to learn something new

5 minutes