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These are the few limits on our ability to know.
How is it possible to get something from nothing?
Instructional videos can teach us anything—especially if you watch them this way.
Teaching cursive handwriting doesn’t have nearly the value we think it does.
Machine learning is teaching us the secret to teaching.
If you think everyone around you is terrible, the joke may be on you.
For Frank Russell, reinterpreting his schizophrenia as shamanism helped his symptoms.
The building blocks of understanding are memorization and repetition.
How shrooms can spring people from fears and destructive habits.
To understand the plurality of intelligence, look under water.
Children’s brain development is fueled when they find their own way.
Births, deaths, and other time travel paradoxes.
New fossil evidence shows sophisticated thought began earlier than we thought.
In The President’s Speech, a 1985 essay by the late neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, he observes a group of people with aphasia, a language disorder, as they laugh uproariously at…Read More
In 1898, American psychologist Edward Thorndike published a seminal dissertation on animal intelligence. Thorndike, then at Columbia University, had spent hours experimenting with cats…Read More
Bernard Morin developed glaucoma at an early age and was blind by the time he was six years old. Despite his inability to see, Morin went on to become a master topologist—a mathematician…Read More
Can you imagine a time before we dreamed about time travel? The idea of altering an unpleasant future disclosed by an oracle, and the associated paradoxes of Fate, have been with us for…Read More