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Learning Chess at 40

What I learned trying to keep up with my 4-year-old daughter at the royal game.

The Paradox of the Elephant Brain

With three times as many neurons, why doesn’t the elephant brain outperform ours?

When You Listen to Music, You’re Never Alone

Technology hasn’t diminished the social quality of listening to music.

Nothing Snowballs Online Like Fear

How online fear feeds political smear campaigns, stock market rumors, and ISIS propaganda.

Love Is Like Cocaine

From ecstasy to withdrawal, the lover resembles an addict.

The Woman Who Got Lost at Home

A developmental disorder promises a new window onto the brain’s secrets.

The Deep Space of Digital Reading

Why we shouldn’t worry about leaving print behind.

Ingenious: Rachel Yehuda

What PTSD teaches us about both human frailty and resilience.

A Vaccine for Depression?

Ketamine’s remarkable effect bolsters a new theory of mental illness.

What Alzheimer’s Feels Like from the Inside

An investigative reporter chronicles the progression of his own disease.