My Out-of-Body Experience
In a sensory deprivation tank, I lost my body and found myself.
The Neurologist Who Diagnoses Psychosomatics
Suzanne O’Sullivan on what medical science is missing about mysterious illnesses.
Existential Comfort Without God
Can natural explanations to life’s big questions be as consoling as religious ones?
The Beauty of Crossed Brain Wires
Synesthesia makes ordinary life marvelous.
The Fine Line Between Reality and Imaginary
We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.
Why People Feel Like Victims
Getting to the core of today’s social acrimony.
The Weak Case for Grit
Where’s the evidence that grit predicts success?
How to Quiet Your Mind Chatter
To break the tape loop in your head, talk to yourself as another person.
What If You Could Describe Your Dreams While Dreaming?
The potential to hack our dreams opens a new frontier for mental research.
Why Horror Films Are More Popular Than Ever
It feels good to control what will terrify you.