Category Archives: Brain Stuff

Is Screen Use Turning Your Brain to Mush?

Phones, tablets, TVs, and wearables may be slowly deadening your mind.   Cross posted at The Fallible Mind, my Psychology Today blog. Twenty years ago the internet was in its infancy. Hardly anyone had it in their homes, and the … Continue reading

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Good Mood, Bad Mood? Blame the Bacteria You Eat

“You are what you eat,” has never seemed truer. Continue reading

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The Ways Forgetting Makes You Smarter

Wiping away dated or irrelevant facts clears the way for new learning. Continue reading

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Four Ways to More Restful Sleep

A routine built around the senses makes it easy to always wake up refreshed. Continue reading

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Why Advertising Falls Flat in Individuals With Autism

Individuals with autism may be impervious to misleading marketing. Mental differences are often considered weaknesses, but autism may not be entirely a disability. Continue reading

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There Is a New Link Between Screen-Time and Autism

Don’t expect boys to “grow out of” their obsession with screens. Continue reading

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Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

Answering questions you would never have thought to ask, Charles Spence reveals how eating and taste have everything to do with the brain and almost nothing to do with the tongue. Continue reading

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Can You Hear What You See? More So Than You Imagine

Some forms of synesthesia are shockingly common. Continue reading

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A Semantic Survey of Emotions

What are your thoughts about orange? Is magenta fast or listless? Continue reading

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Reality Lies Beyond What We Can Perceive

Objective reality is an illusion: we re-construct the world around ourselves. Continue reading

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Why Brains Won’t Be Beaten by Supercomputers, or Terminators

Are we engineering our way to extinction? Should we fear machines taking over, or can we solve our way out of this puzzle? Continue reading

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Keynote at the COLORI exhibit in Turin

In January, I gave the keynote lecture opening “The Color of Emotion in Art,” or COLORI, at Turin’s Civic Gallery of Modern Art, GAM, and Castello di Rivoli museum. Continue reading

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Is Organic Food a Scam?

Eggs all in one basket? Organic food isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Continue reading

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Another Limitless Pill Hits the Market. Does It Deliver?

Will brain-power in a bottle ever unlock your inner genius? Continue reading

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The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

Gut feelings influence your mood and well-being. Continue reading

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