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Are You a Chameleon? Personality Influences How Much You Mimic Others

As a student, Elena Kurzius often caught herself imitating a conversation partner's accent or way of...

Does Your Personality Influence Your Dreams?

Dreams have provided a source of fascination throughout human history. Ancient Egyptians viewed them...

Perfect Circles: Why We Can Spot Them, But Can’t Draw Them

In the early 14th century, Pope Benedict sent one of his courtiers into Tuscany to fetch samples from...

Why We Can’t Grasp Very Large Numbers

Today, October 23rd, is the National Mole Day, created not for the tiny burrowing mammal, but to celebrate...

Join David Eagleman on a Voyage to The Brain: The Story of You

Every brain has a different internal life. Each its own unique story. That story is the story of you...

Where You Come from Can Shape Your Conflict Management Style

Imagine you have a really mean coworker who constantly tries to sabotage your work and who has just embarrassed...

Digital Amnesia Helps More Than It Hurts

Last week, I made a list of the people I call the most on my cell phone. I wanted to see which numbers...

Why Do We Trust?

Whether it's with our livelihoods or our secrets, we need to trust others to survive. On the most literal...

Why You're Still Having School Anxiety Dreams…Years after Graduation

In my dreams, I'm wandering a vast maze of high school hallways, knowing that class starts at any minute...

Get Out of the City, Your Brain Health Depends on It

Some people love nothing more than loading up their gear for a weekend, hitting the hiking trail and...

Why Kids Love Getting Dizzy

Visit any playground on a warm summer day, and you'll see them: kids whirling on merry-go-rounds, playing...

What Happens When Neurons Die? Do We Make More?

Each of those tiny little cells in your brain has a destiny to fulfill from the very beginning. Before...

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