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    How We Remember Last Weekend

    High-frequency oscillations that ripple through our brains may generate memory and conscious experience.

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    Should Social Psychologists Experiment with Psychedelics?

    One question for Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychologist at UC Riverside.

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    What Can Night-Shift Workers Do to Feel Better?

    One question for Sarah Chellappa, a neuroscientist at the University of Cologne.

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    How Shannon Entropy Imposes Fundamental Limits on Communication

    What’s a message, really? Claude Shannon recognized that the elemental ingredient is surprise.

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    The Real Magic of Rituals

    We might call them superstitions or spells, but they genuinely drum anxiety away.

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    What Is Misinformation Doing to Us?

    One question for Daniel Williams, a philosopher at the University of Cambridge.

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    Targeting Cancer’s Achilles Heel

    Biden’s Cancer Moonshot aims to cut annual deaths in half. Scientists have the goal in their sights.

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    Why Should We Delay Gratification?

    One question for Yuko Munakata, a psychologist at the University of California, Davis and director of the Cognition in Context Lab.

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