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By Sam Gilbert Ph.D. on October 31, 2019 in The Extended Mind
We constantly make decisions about whether to store information in our memory or offload it into the world around us.
By Gershon Ben-Shakhar Ph.D. on October 31, 2019 in Memory Detection
People have always aspired to develop strategies to distinguish liars from truth-tellers. But it's far more challenging than it seems.
By Hal McDonald Ph.D. on October 27, 2019 in Time Travelling with Apollo
Looking back on our childhood can help us live more fully in the present moment.
By Allison Buskirk-Cohen Ph.D. on October 25, 2019 in Secrets to Success
Know any college students struggling with their classes? These tips can help!
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on October 22, 2019 in The Human Beast
The memories of skilled storytellers may seem remarkable but probably have fairly mundane explanations.
By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on October 19, 2019 in How Do You Know?
Can thinking take place outside the brain? What can we learn from the Extended Mind?
By Yellowlees Douglas Ph.D. on October 16, 2019 in How Writing Works
Frustrated by fruitless job applications? A few steps can help you secure interviews—and job offers.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on October 14, 2019 in Cravings
A new study links slower gait to faster decline in mental and physical health.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on October 12, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
In dementia, your loved one may not recognize you, may think you are someone else, or may even think you have been replaced by an imposter.
By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on October 09, 2019 in Life as a Bilingual
In close to 60 years, only three readily available studies have examined whether a forgotten childhood language can reappear under hypnosis. The results are truly fascinating.
By Cami Rosso on October 08, 2019 in The Future Brain
Research studies with promising results from treatments using neuromodulations are launching. Consumer-based transcranial direct current stimulation is an emerging market to watch.
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on October 06, 2019 in Women Who Stray
The idea that people "block out" traumatic memories has been proven wrong over and over. Why, then, do therapists continue to promote it?
By James Lake, MD on October 04, 2019 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Are you curious about new approaches for evaluating cognitive impairment or dementia? QEEG brain mapping and virtual reality testing environments are important innovations.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on October 01, 2019 in Balanced
MDMA is an unconventional treatment for PTSD. However, the underlying theory behind why it is effective at treating the non-dissociative subtype of PTSD appears to be sound.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on October 01, 2019 in Out of the Ooze
The music from our youth holds a special place in our hearts. Why?
By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on September 30, 2019 in What a Body Knows
In Ta-nehisi Coates's new novel, The Water Dancer, memory is life. It is also "just like dancing." Why?
By Neil Brewer Ph.D. on September 30, 2019 in Weighing the Evidence
The problems with police lineups have been well documented. Let’s accept that they are not fit for purpose and try something else that is.
By David Braucher Ph.D. on September 28, 2019 in Life Smarts
We are revealed to ourselves through our relationships and evolve through the variety of ways in which we can love.
By Judith E. Glaser on September 26, 2019 in Conversational Intelligence
How love, consciousness and imagination play key roles in our evolution.
By Christopher Bergland on September 26, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
"Superagers" tend to defy the aging process and maintain youthful memory power as they age. New research shows unique structure and connectivity differences in "superaging" brains.
By Krystine I. Batcho Ph.D. on September 24, 2019 in Longing for Nostalgia
Is comparing a current relationship to when it was new beneficial?
By Judson Brewer M.D., Ph.D. on September 24, 2019 in The Craving Mind
Recent research dives into what curiosity is, and how can we tap into its power to break bad habits.
By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on September 22, 2019 in Memory Medic
The brain experiences and acts in the world via its nerve impulse representations.
By Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D on September 20, 2019 in The Superhuman Mind
Do you rely on crystallized intelligence when using fluid intelligence? Can you compensate for a decline in fluid intelligence? Are tests of fluid intelligence culturally biased?
By Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed. on September 18, 2019 in Radical Teaching
High-stakes standardized tests are not good for kids' brains, and their stressed brains are not good for taking these tests.
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