There are many people who preach the supposed benefits of psychedelics, but none do it as well, nor as reliably, as these philosophers and scientists.
In The Road to Character, David Brooks argues that our moral vocabulary is severely lacking.
Pocket-sized therapies, like counseling apps, are praised as a timely solution to the budgetary pressures and long waiting lists of overstretched mental health services. But do they work?
The only way the furies are stopped is by “giving them a place of honor.”
135,355 people in eighteen countries can't be wrong.
Treating the theological and the political as warring forces stops us from looking at the more surprising ways that they interact and inform each other.
Another week, another chance to stick our comment-boots on and wade out deep into the Big Think Facebook page to cherry pick our favorites for the week.
You might think philosophy is a boy's club. We are here to correct that misconception.
The deepest, funniest, strangest moments from the past year of the Think Again podcast. Featuring Kory Stamper, Teju Cole, George Saunders, Slavoj Zizek, Jennifer Doudna, and Timothy Spall.
A piece of legislation to address the problem is getting widespread support. Yet, it’s stalled.
A new study shows that people who avoid negative emotion tend to be worse off psychologically, while those who accept bad feelings report higher well-being.
New research brings nuance to the concept of being nice by illuminating the personality traits that underlie it, dividing the quality into two related but distinct components.
Another week, another selection of the wittiest and most chin-strokingly interesting comments from our Facebook audience.
The deepest, funniest, weirdest moments from the past year of the Think Again podcast. Featuring Daniel Dennett, Sarah Goldhagen, Ian McEwan, Alison Gopnik, Erik Kandel, and Alan Alda.
First step: recognizing it's a continual process, says Robert Wright in his new book, Why Buddhism is True.
Once the realm of psychotic disorders, we now know that hallucinations are widespread.
The pharmaceutical industry excels at exploiting the free market by making recovery often inaccessible.
A recent study shows that children just 3 years of age learn how to deceive others for personal gain when exposed to competitive games.
A recent study examines the ways in which spouses affect an individual's tendency to pursue challenging and rewarded opportunities.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Biologist Richard Dawkins on speaking plainly, animal cruelty, Christopher Hitchens and so much more.