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For Frank Russell, reinterpreting his schizophrenia as shamanism helped his symptoms.
Psychologist Susan Pinker on the role of choice in gender differences in the workplace.
The humanzee is both scientifically possible and morally defensible.
Your brain needs to forget in order to grow.
What you pass on to your kids isn’t always in your genetic code.
Ex-Googler Nate Soares on AI’s alignment problem.
Why it’s impossible to always be happy.
The former vice president reads the transcendentalist poet—and reminds us of one.
How new data is transforming our understanding of place cells.
After a chunk of his brain was removed, guitarist Pat Martino got his groove back.
The problem with C.P. Snow’s famous two-cultures hypothesis.
When genetic structure follows social structure.
Why should studying AI behavior be restricted to those who make AI?
I felt the impact of an attack by the terrorist group. So why didn’t my research data?
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