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The Genius of Learning

MacArthur Fellow Danielle Bassett says learning works best when you don’t overthink it.

Caitlyn Jenner and Our Cognitive Dissonance

While biology shows us gender can be fluid, our brains struggle to see it that way.

The Neuron’s Secret Partner

Glial cells are the brain’s architects, doctors, police, janitors, and gardeners.

Here’s Why Your Brain Seems Mostly Dormant

The brilliant compromise between efficiency and ability in your head.

Can Science Tell Us What Beauty Is?

Neuroscientist Anjan Chatterjee takes us into the neurology of creativity.

The Most Dangerous Muse

Parkinson’s disease gave her the gift of creativity.

Brain Damage Saved His Music

After a chunk of his brain was removed, guitarist Pat Martino got his groove back.

These Are Their Brains on Silence

How silence affects the scientists who study it.

Ingenious: Christof Koch

The neuroscientist tackles consciousness and the self.

How Your Brain Decides Without You

In a world full of ambiguity, we see what we want to see.