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Can You Overdose on Happiness?

The science and philosophy of deep brain stimulation.

Autistic Prodigies Since “Rain Man”

Our evolving understanding of “the engineer’s disease.”

What Boredom Does to You

The science of the wandering mind.

How Evolution Designed Your Fear

The universal grip of Stephen King’s personal terrors.

The Perils of Letting Machines into the Hive Mind

We think we know more than we do—including how machines will behave.

Emotional Intelligence Needs a Rewrite

Think you can read people’s emotions? Think again.

Why Your Brain Hates Other People

And how to make it think differently.

Are You a Self-Interrupter?

Distraction in the technology age.

Pre-Conscious Humans May Have Been Like the Borg

Does an alien race from Star Trek tell the story of human consciousness?