Science

The Science of Bouncing Back from Trauma 

What causes us to move on from traumatic experiences? Psychologists are finding it’s not always about bouncing back—sometimes we have to feel our whole world fall to pieces. Read More

  • Sharon Begley

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Science

Would You Upload Your Brain to the Cloud? 

Scientists are in hot pursuit of the "the connectome"—the map of the 86-billion-neuron, 100-trillion-synapse human brain that would allow your brainware to be recreated in digital form. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • September 6, 2018
Science

Mind Vs. Brain 

Scientists insist on talking about the brain while the rest of us talk about the mind. Sharon Begley sizes up the two sides of the mind/brain conversation. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • July 24, 2018
The Brain

You Had Me at Hello 

Why is it that we seem to get along with some people right off the bat? Is it just because you happen to like the same kind of music, or are there deeper reasons to find yourself on the same wavelength? Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • June 25, 2018
Science

The Quest to Live Forever 

Some scientists are working on making the last stages of life a little healthier, others are trying to extend life, and still others are hoping to make death obsolete. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • April 30, 2018
Mindfulness Research

Can Meditation Change Your Genes? 

DNA determines much of who we are, but it’s not fixed for life. Our behavior and environment can effect alterations to genes for good or ill. Can meditating affect us at a genetic level? Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • February 27, 2018
Relationships

Truly, Madly, Deeply in Love… with Myself 

Narcissism has fascinated and bedeviled researchers for decades. While people encountering them may consider it a disorder, narcissists themselves are quite content with their gargantuan self-regard. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • February 14, 2018
Well-Being

Are We Becoming Smart Fools? 

IQ points keep rising with each generation, but the tests are leaving out emotional intelligence, creativity, and wisdom—the very traits we need to solve our most pressing problems. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • December 4, 2017

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