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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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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
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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
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When Wandering Minds are Just Fine 

While most psychologists call mind wandering a detrimental “failure of executive control," a new study suggests that it's not always harmful. Read More 

  • Peter Reuell
  • June 27, 2018

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