How a controversial study on psychic powers caused a revolution in psychology research.
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Could consciousness all come down to the way things vibrate?
Can imagination be measured and quantified? That's what scientists at the University of Pennsylvania's Imagination Institute are trying to figure out.
Even if free will doesn’t exist, some say we should allow a belief in it to remain.
At some point in life, you've probably asked yourself how in-control of your own actions you are. Could you have stopped yourself from eating that extra morsel? In other words, do you have free will?
We're moving into an era in which we'll understand how to induce creativity.
We imagine our view of the world like a painting from the Realism movement – rife with detail and comprehensible – but the contents of our conscious mind are more […]
Humans are a distractible bunch. We’re easily seduced by ads and offers, memes and tweets. When we’re not focused on useless gimmicks and irrelevant social chatter our minds drift into […]
Does it ever seem that you enjoy the world through your smartphone these days? Documenting every event can be bad for your mind and always being connected stunts creative solutions.
Is it true that deep, sustained reading is an experience only a small minority of people “naturally” enjoy? And if so, does it follow that since “some current college students […]
Do science journalists have weird psychic powers? You might think so, given the near simultaneity of publications this fall on the touchy theme of studies that don't really prove what they're supposed to have proved.