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To Understand Facebook, Study Capgras Syndrome

This mental disorder gives us a unique insight into the digital age.

Why Neuroscientists Need to Study the Crow

The neocortex is argued to be the seat of cognition, but crows don't have one.

Addicted to Anticipation

What goes wrong in the brain chemistry of a gambling addict.

Noise Is a Drug and New York Is Full of Addicts

We may complain about a defining feature of the city, but we also feed off it.

The Wisdom of the Aging Brain

Tantalizing evidence suggests that brain activity shifts to increase wisdom as we age.

Learning Chess at 40

What I learned trying to keep up with my 4-year-old daughter at the royal game.

The Paradox of the Elephant Brain

With three times as many neurons, why doesn’t the elephant brain outperform ours?

When You Listen to Music, You’re Never Alone

Technology hasn’t diminished the social quality of listening to music.