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Neuroscience
The inner voice

From a very early age, children learn to talk to themselves. That voice in your head is the thing that makes you, you

Philip Jaekl

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Stories and literature
The coming-of-age con

How can you go about finding ‘who you really are’ if the whole idea of the one true self is a big fabrication?

Cody Delistraty

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Death
Final words

Writing my father’s epitaph, I realised love of food trumped love of grandchildren – should his headstone reflect that?

Todd Pitock

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Childhood and adolescence
End of story

I am an atheist, and suspicious of sugar-coated evasions. So how can I explain death to my son without fudging the truth?

Cormac James