What’s changed in recent years is that the idea of innate biological differences — for instance in cognitive abilities or communication skills — has gained academic credibility and powerful champions in widely admired researchers… In their wake has followed this boom in scientific studies claiming to find hardwiring for sex differences… Nonsense, retort a number of prominent women academics who have been trying to fight back in the US and the UK. A new book, Brainstorm, by Rebecca Jordan-Young exhaustively analyses every relevant study on hormonal sex differentiation of the human brain, and argues that they are riddled with weaknesses, inconsistencies and ambiguity. It’s a clarion call for better science on the subject.
Elevated blood pressure, even within the normal range, is associated with accelerated brain aging.
It's better to pursue moral actions instead of the ephemeral state of happiness, according to the philosopher Immanuel Kant.
Engaging in a brief mindfulness exercise made people who identified “I/me” words 33% less likely to volunteer.