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Faulty Memory Is a Feature, Not a Bug
Forgetting and misremembering are the building blocks of creativity and imagination.
Your Brain Is Shaped Like Nobody Else’s
Every brain’s white matter is different—and that might hold the key to better treatments.
Sugar Pill Nation
Even when we know they’re “fake,” placebos can tame our emotional distress.
To Supercharge Learning, Look to Play
Play and art engage all of our senses and enhance attention.
The Lasting Power of Good Memories
A positive spin on our past can help inure us against pain.
Neuroscience Has a Race Problem
Why Black people are poorly represented in neuroimaging studies—and how science can do better.
The Creative Sweet Spot of Dreaming
A recently identified stage of sleep common to narcoleptics is a fertile source of creativity.
Can Tripping Save the Planet?
The mysterious connection between psychedelic use and eco-activism.