Why do we get so much pleasure from satin sheets or a cashmere blanket?
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A quest to understand one of humanity's most fascinating — and dangerous — disorders
The ability to control dreams may unravel the mystery of consciousness
Perhaps non-dreamers just don't remember their dreams
A neurological patient sees a stranger in his reflection
Alarmist headlines overlooked some important facts about brain disease
Scents not only bring pleasure but also connect us to loved ones
Our eyes can detect a surprising feature of light
How to cut through flawed assumptions and false beliefs
Even small football head impacts can damage the brain
Searching brain anatomy for clues to his genius
Emotional contagion can cause panic — but it's crucial to society
Are we close to solving one of the most puzzling diseases?
Another da Vinci painting uses same visual trick as Mona Lisa
Just how fast do our brains respond to stimuli?
Are extreme adventurers more impulsive than the rest of us?
A 52-year-old woman suffered from a strange problem
A revolutionary addiction psychiatrist sets her sights on treatment
Once-in-a-lifetime experiences are both joyous and depressing
Education could be a factor
More evidence that scenic environments keep people healthy
Characteristics that make each language unique may be adaptations to local acoustics
Neuroscientist Bob Knight aims to inspire tomorrow's scientists
Extreme athletes have their brain to thank for incredible willpower
The placebo effect is the key to the brain's "inner pharmacy"
Anthropologists study the survival benefit of taking big risks
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Early childhood memories are erased as the brain adds new cells
Genes for hearing are linked to greater skill with tones and rhythms
Neurosurgeons alight upon a brain area that governs consciousness
A Malaysian language names odors as precisely as English does colors
Our brains exert lots of effort to maintain a lie—but practice helps
Brain-to-brain communication may change how we relate to others
Researchers use sensors to improve a workplace's layout
Our brains "detox" built-up chemicals while we slumber
One psychiatrist's unconventional treatment relies on meditation
Evolution explains why we find certain things compelling
Where in the brain do our sympathies for others arise?
A small study finds blood proteins that correlate with suicidal thoughts
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We recall being much more interested in sex than we actually were
How postcards from home can change ability to learn foreign language
Scientists use illusion to convince people their hands are rocks
A revolutionary new chip is inspired by how our own brains work
Lying to yourself may be adaptive because it helps you lie to others
There is almost nothing less reliable than what an eyewitness thinks he saw
Electrical stimulation can produce lucid dreaming at will