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The Cultural Distances Between Us

Mapping the world’s psychological traits.

The Dreams of the Man Who Discovered Neurons

Santiago Ramón y Cajal recorded his dreams to prove Freud wrong.

Playing Video Games Makes Us Fully Human

No other media meets our emotional and social needs like electronic games.

He Gave Away $30 Million Because It Felt Good

James Doty just may embody the altruism he studies.

Human Exceptionalism Stifles Progress

The aversion to playing God is not just about God.

In the Flow on Half Dome

“I felt elated, alive. ‘Look where we are!’ I shouted. ‘This is crazy!’”

Holding Hands with a Chimp

How my suburban-hewn world-view was flipped on its head.

An Rx for Doctors

A new psychology of control.

Your IQ Matters Less Than You Think

In studies of children and historical figures, IQ falls short as a measure of success.