On how our brains and bodies find pleasure in poetry.
On what is lost when we spend our lives trying to avoid feeling alone.
An interview with James Harris—author of Hume: An Intellectual Biography—on misconceptions, skepticism, and Humean lessons.
Engaging in behavior antithetical to a given goal can increase the chances of eventually achieving it.
What happens to the mind when the body looks its best?
Does speaking in a second language make you a more moral person?
The neurology behind why creatives are so often depressed — and why they tend to make awful lovers