What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. That old adage roughly sums up the idea of antifragility, a term coined by the statistician and writer Nassim Taleb. The term refers […]
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Although initial contact with outsiders is stressful, over time we figure out how to fit them into our lives.
Can neuroscience provide an alternative hypothesis for the Mandela effect, without evoking quantum physics?
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We all make mistakes. However, acknowledging them can help you overcome the "sunk cost fallacy" and move on.
Daydreaming is good. But if you're doing too much of it, you might have a totally different brain.
Researchers find the "neural clock" that orders and timestamps experiences and memories.
A new study finds that even minutes of meditation or mindfulness increases your cognitive capabilities.
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