Psychedelic Research Reborn: Opening the Doors of Creativity and Social Connection
A resurgence of research into psychedelics has renewed interest in their potential impact on creativity and social connectedness.
How Scientists Learned to Enter People’s Dreams
Billionaires are jetting themselves into space and quantum computing lies around the corner. Yet one of the most familiar and everyday aspects of human nature remains frustratingly tricky for scientists to study – dreaming. Theories
You 2.0: WOOP, WOOP!
Growing up in Germany, psychologist Gabriele Oettingen was not surrounded by people who spoke explicitly about their dreams and ambitions. “When I came to America, it was wonderful because people always said, ‘Yes, do it. Yes, that’s
The Unknowable Enigma of Babies’ Dreams
Infants spend most of their time sleeping, waking up for just a few hours total every day. A lot of growth happens during those spans of shut-eye, though. Research shows that sleep is just as
How to Beat Writer’s Block
The New Yorker: In 1920, a sixteen-year-old Graham Greene decided that, after “104 weeks of monotony, humiliation, and mental pain,” he could no longer remain at Berkhamsted, the prep school where he was enrolled. He
‘Inside Out,’ Pixar’s New Movie From Pete Docter, Goes Inside the Mind
The New York Times: John Lasseter, a notepad in hand, settled into his seat in a dimly lit screening room at Pixar headquarters here in July 2012. Mr. Lasseter, Pixar’s chief creative officer, was there