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Consciousness Doesn’t Depend on Language

We share the basic experience of life with all mammals.

Language Is the Scaffold of the Mind

Once we acquire language, we can live without it.

When Words Fail

Where our minds go when words let us down.

Metaphors Are Us

War, murder, music, art. We would have none without metaphor.

Human Emotions Are Personal Narratives

Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux on what makes our brains unique.

Our Brains Tell Stories So We Can Live

Without inner narratives we would be lost in a chaotic world.

Are Animal Experiments Justified?

A neuroscientist confronts his anguish over experimenting on animals.

The Mystery of Human Uniqueness

What, exactly, makes our biology special?

Why the Brain Is So Noisy

The surprising importance of spontaneous order and noise to how we think.

Are There Bacteria in Your Brain?

A surprising new result catches the attention of the neuroscience community.