In Jorge Luis Borges's story of barely 12 pages, the celebrated writer plays with the infinite in a context of vast labyrinths of memory and the consequences of having an unlimited capacity to remember.
Rodrigo Quian Quiroga | Jun 16
A survey of trepanation, or trephination, the oldest surgical procedure known to humanity.
Charles G. Gross | Jun 11
Experience is in unexpected places, including in all animals, large and small, and perhaps even in brute matter itself.
Christof Koch | Mar 15
Many of our most influential experiences are shared with and, according to a growing body of cognitive science research, partly shaped by other people.
Michael J. Spivey | Dec 17, 2020
Reading linguistic thought directly from the brain has brought us closer to answering an age-old question — and has opened the door to many more.
Andrea Moro | Sep 18, 2020
Empathy is a complex trait, like courage or height. Inevitably, some individuals inherit fewer pro-empathy genes than average.
Peter Sterling | Apr 20, 2020
Even those of us who can’t play a musical instrument or lack a sense of rhythm can perceive and enjoy music. Are we alone?
Henkjan Honing | Jan 30, 2020
If certain areas of science appear to be quite mature, others are in the process of development, and yet others remain to be born.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal | Jan 6, 2020