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Scott Barry Kaufman shares his takeaways from eight weeks of mindfulness meditation.
Articles: Human or Fake? You’ll Know in One SecondBy Yasmin Anwar | December 1, 2016
We can be fooled by androids like Maeve in the TV show Westworld, but not so much in real life, a new study suggests.
Articles: Does Neurodiversity Have a Future?By Jenara Nerenberg | November 21, 2016
We talk with Steve Silberman about the impact of the presidential election on disability research, education, and advocacy.
According to a new study, conditions like ADHD and anxiety may be linked to normal brain functions gone awry.
Articles: Five Ways to Help Misbehaving KidsBy Stuart Shanker | August 22, 2016
Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.
New research reveals surprising ties between our immune systems and our social behavior.
Articles: How to Stop the Racist in YouBy Jeremy Adam Smith, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | July 27, 2016
The new science of bias suggests that we all carry prejudices within ourselves—and we all have the tools to keep them in check.
Research into "childhood amnesia" sheds light on how memories are formed and maintained.
Articles: What Motivates You to Be Generous?By Sharon Begley | July 14, 2016
Recent research helps illuminate what's going on in our heads when we choose to give or to hold back.
Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Treat PTSD?By Adam Hoffman | June 13, 2016
According to a new study, adding mindfulness to traditional therapy could be beneficial for soldiers with PTSD.
Articles: What Mindfulness Is MissingBy Kira M. Newman | June 9, 2016
According to neurosurgeon Jim Doty, mindfulness and compassion must go hand in hand.
In a Q&A, neuroscientist Ron Dahl explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for TeensBy Jill Suttie | April 26, 2016
Giving to others can give teens a dopamine rush, too—and help prevent depression.
Articles: Are Boundaries Overrated?By Diana Divecha | April 22, 2016
A new book says it’s time for Americans to make more time for their relationships—and not worry so much about independence.
Articles: The Four Keys to Well-BeingBy Richard J. Davidson | March 21, 2016
Dr. Richard Davidson explains that well-being is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.
New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.
Articles: How Altruistic is Your Brain?By Jill Suttie | March 4, 2016
A new book argues that neuroscience findings suggest that altruism is not a response to moral authority, but rather a hard-wired instinct.
Articles: What Music Looks Like in the BrainBy Jill Suttie | February 29, 2016
A new study discovers a neural circuit dedicated to music.
Videos and Podcasts: The Four Constituents of Well-BeingBy Richard J. Davidson | January 29, 2016
Dr. Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
New research reveals how we learn to lie for the benefit of other people.
A 20-year study of consensually non-monogamous adults reveals seven lessons for anyone who wants to keep love alive.
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Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program