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Good Stress, Bad Stress

Over the course of one’s life, hormonal changes alter behavior, mood, and cognition. Bruce McEwen has spent more than 40 years studying how hormones regulate the brain and nervous system, […]... More>

Worrying About the Future, Ruminating on the Past—How Thoughts Affect Mental Health

Observer Article

The Curse of Knowledge: Pinker Describes a Key Cause of Bad Writing

APS Fellow Steven A. Pinker says writers often assume readers understand the obscure words they use and know the esoteric facts they reference — and these assumptions fuel poor prose. ... More>

The Key to Creativity May be in Imagining the Details

When it comes to finding innovative solutions to a problem, recalling the details of a recent event may help boost creative thinking. ... More>

How Brains Think: The Embodiment Hypothesis

Humans understand complex aspects of their day-to-day experience through their bodies, says George Lakoff. The acclaimed cognitive linguist provides a comprehensive look at the nature of embodied structures in the […]... More>