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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.
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