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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.

Nothing Snowballs Online Like Fear

How online fear feeds political smear campaigns, stock market rumors, and ISIS propaganda.

Love Is Like Cocaine

From ecstasy to withdrawal, the lover resembles an addict.

The Woman Who Got Lost at Home

A developmental disorder promises a new window onto the brain’s secrets.