How We Remember Last Weekend
High-frequency oscillations that ripple through our brains may generate memory and conscious experience.
Should Social Psychologists Experiment with Psychedelics?
One question for Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychologist at UC Riverside.
What Can Night-Shift Workers Do to Feel Better?
One question for Sarah Chellappa, a neuroscientist at the University of Cologne.
How Shannon Entropy Imposes Fundamental Limits on Communication
What’s a message, really? Claude Shannon recognized that the elemental ingredient is surprise.
The Real Magic of Rituals
We might call them superstitions or spells, but they genuinely drum anxiety away.
What Is Misinformation Doing to Us?
One question for Daniel Williams, a philosopher at the University of Cambridge.
Targeting Cancer’s Achilles Heel
Biden’s Cancer Moonshot aims to cut annual deaths in half. Scientists have the goal in their sights.
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.