Veteran game designer and writer Frank Lantz reflects on the power of video games to capture and express sublime truths.
Frank Lantz | Sep 26
There is no free lunch when it comes to tricky decisions; you have to do the thinking.
Ben R. Newell and David R. Shanks | Sep 22
Huxley was a very special kind of expert witness to his own unusual states of consciousness.
J. Allan Hobson | Sep 19
Mark D'Esposito draws on a half-century of research, as well as insights gained in his lab, to break down our current understanding of frontal lobe function and working memory.
Mark D'Esposito | Sep 14
Fifty years ago, a military coup violently ended Chile’s political experiment with socialism, and with it the nation’s technological experiment with cybernetic management.
Eden Medina | Sep 11
A brief excerpt from Marie Darrieussecq’s memoir “Sleepless,” a restless inquiry into the cultural and psychic sources of insomnia.
Marie Darrieussecq | Translated by Penny Hueston | Sep 4
Some human social constructs like gender are viewed erroneously in an evolutionary context. It’s time for our understanding of a person’s self-identity to evolve.
Prosanta Chakrabarty | Sep 1
A little-known story of Marjorie Van de Water, who, in her coverage of psychology and psychiatry, popularized a new journalistic beat among U.S. news reporters.
Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette | Aug 28
Abigail A. Van Slyck examines The Game of Buffalo Bill, an 1898 board game that whitewashed racial violence, reducing it to a gentle stroll along a pastel-colored path.
Abigail A. Van Slyck | Aug 24
Our “Fascination of Science” series culminates with a powerful conversation with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who earned a Nobel Prize for her role in the discovery of HIV.
Herlinde Koelbl | Aug 21
“Like certain rare dreams,” C. S. Lewis wrote of Hodgson's masterpiece, "The Night Land" can give “sensations we never had before and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience.”
William Hope Hodgson | Aug 17
“You need sheer persistence and the ability to remember your ultimate goal of why you do what you do.”
Herlinde Koelbl | Aug 14