A lunch-time meditation club at a North Philadelphia elementary school encourages third- and fourth-graders to take part in mindfulness exercises.
Researchers at George Washington University have identified a part of the brain that, when stimulated with an electric impulse, disrupts consciousness.
According to a new study, that's the frequency of electric current that, when sent to the frontal cortex via electrodes, best induced sleeping test subjects to become aware of their dream state. (Lower and higher frequencies had little effect.)
Experiments with people wearing blindfolds demonstrated that "what we normally perceive of as sight is really as much a function of our brains as our eyes," says one researcher.
Never mind the fact that watches aren't as popular as they used to be: The Tikker has already blown past its Kickstarter crowdfunding goal. Writer John Kruzel thinks it might have something to do with the appeal of YOLO.
With severe and potentially deadly weather continuing tonight in the central United States, an important reminder of what not to do from a post on last fall's tornadoes in Oklahoma: The people of Oklahoma City suffered their second violent bout of tornados in as many weeks on Friday evening ...
Five guidelines for navigating the Internet from the great 19th-century liberal individualist.
The legal system is ill equipped to render justice in the tragic death of a young black man.
There is no ironclad guarantee that signing up to hurtle your body at 500+ mph several miles above the ground will result in safe passage to your destination.
Children’s dreams are a really interesting window into their developing minds.
Irrational tendencies mark human existence. Some can be of service to you, such as the phenomenon of honoring what economists call “sunk costs.”
We have reason to believe that some aspects of free will you are not consciously aware of. I don’t think that necessarily means that you’re not free, but you’re not consciously aware of it.
I'm very optimistic that we can make breakthroughs precisely by trying to take steps in the direction of a more integrated, contextualized neuroscience of consciousness.
According to the debt-averse deficit hawk position fueling Republican budget proposals, we need to slash government spending to promote economic growth. That assumption relies on a 2010 research paper by two Harvard economists that we now know is studded with errors.
It’s the most popular—and least reality-based—sentiment of the disgruntled white college applicant with high scores: a black kid took my seat.