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The surprising, quiet nourishment of losing my internal monologue.
The answer to a simple question may show if someone’s really “home.”
The evolution of animal models for neuroactive medicine.
The missing climate change narrative.
A controversial test for self-awareness is dividing the animal kingdom.
Where did language come from?
When the present looks bleak, we reach for a rose-tinted past.
Why we shouldn’t worry about leaving print behind.
Literature’s evolution has reflected and spurred the growing complexity of society.
The ethics of eating insects.
Thomas Metzinger on the nature of subjective experience.
Our subconscious love for fractals may tell an evolutionary story.
Neuroscience is weighing in on physics’ biggest questions.
Does an alien race from Star Trek tell the story of human consciousness?
The emperor of physics defends his controversial theory of mind.
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