Here’s Why You Can’t Stop Looking at Your Phone How many times have you looked at your phone in the last hour? What about in the last 10 minutes? If you’re like most, the answer is probably more than a … Continue reading What’s in a phone?
Belief in brain myths and child development myths continues even among those who’ve studied psychology Despite countless myth-busting articles online, dedicated bloggers like Neuroskeptic, and the publication of a recent book described by Ben Goldacre as “a masterful catalogue of … Continue reading The acceptance of myths
Why Are Some People More Creative Than Others? Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone—not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve … Continue reading The creativity in your brain
Sexual Violence is Horrible, But First Look at Causes Outside the Brain “At the brain level, empathy for social exclusion of personalized women recruited areas coding the affective component of pain (i.e., anterior insula and cingulate cortex), the somatosensory components … Continue reading The roots of sexual violence
Do Our Brains Use Deep Learning to Make Sense of the World? The first time Dr. Blake Richards heard about deep learning, he was convinced that he wasn’t just looking at a technique that would revolutionize artificial intelligence. He also … Continue reading The blame game
Power Causes Brain Damage If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger believe that he’s sexually magnetic. But can … Continue reading Neurons and power
The Family That Built an Empire of Pain The north wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast, airy enclosure featuring a banked wall of glass and the Temple of Dendur, a sandstone monument that was constructed beside … Continue reading The marketing of painkillers