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18/09/2018 - 16:18
Daily Dilemmas You might find yourself one day in a restaurant with friends and, feeling a little adventurous, you order a plate of...
15/08/2018 - 15:06
Most of them have focused on money. When asked whether they would prefer to have, say, $150 today or $180 in one month, people tend to...
11/12/2017 - 18:23
As Mann dived into the topic of boredom, she found that it was actually “very interesting.” It’s certainly not pointless. Wijnand van...
12/06/2017 - 16:38
Newton, meanwhile, bragged about the benefits of celibacy. When he died in 1727, he had transformed our understanding of the natural world...
04/04/2017 - 12:54
Our fragile egos are partly to blame. We all want to meet our own expectations of ourselves, and so being critiqued – or even just the...
02/04/2017 - 15:07
Our shoddy thinking about the brain has deep historical roots, but the invention of computers in the 1940s got us especially confused. For...
30/03/2017 - 15:54
Despite all the fuss that has been made about the ‘bilingual advantage’, most researchers have moved on from the simplistic ‘is there an...
10/03/2017 - 15:28
Wisdom mustn’t be confused with intelligence. Although intelligence helps, you can be intelligent without being wise. The wise people...
04/03/2017 - 13:32
As I was growing up in England in the latter half of the 20th century, the concept of intelligence loomed large. It was aspired to, debated...
19/02/2017 - 15:31
As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and...
26/11/2016 - 13:19
If you are meeting some friends for lunch, your prospective memory reminds you to turn up on the right day, but you can also picture...
25/11/2016 - 18:40
The human brain has nearly 100,000 times as many neurons as the bee brain, yet the rudiments of many of our most valued behaviours can be...

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