There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Aditi Subramaniam, Ph.D.
Pain is a surprisingly complex phenomenon, especially when it turns chronic. Here are some major reasons why.
Understanding what drives moral change gives us valuable insights into the nature of our species.
How can we overcome the "focusing illusion" to achieve more meaningful representation in the arts?
Psychology-driven factors that may make the game Wordle's design so compelling.
Is "reduce time spent on social media" on your New Year Resolution list? Here's what you need to know about the neuroscience of social media addiction.
What can we learn from the approaches of parents from other cultures?
I went off social media for a few months. Here's what I learned.
Empathy has its limits—it's hard to know what a person has been through without experiencing it ourselves. Including diverse voices can make dialogue deeper and more meaningful.
What makes older adults more vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness, and what can we as a society do about it?
How to overcome some of the common cognitive biases pertaining to parenting.
Are you wondering what the effects of social isolation are on teenagers? Here's what the research says about these effects, and what we can do to mitigate them.
Do you find yourself looking back at the past fondly? Here is what you need to know about the different types of nostalgia.
Expecting people to conform can have troubling consequences. Freeing ourselves and those around us from such pressures can go a long way.
We need to make our anxiety about the situation work in a positive manner for us, without allowing ourselves to crumble under the pressure.
What exactly is compassion and what drives the desire to help complete strangers?
There has never been a more important time to protect ourselves against misinformation. Here is what research tells us about why we're susceptible to it.
Are you picking up a new skill or learning something for the first time? Here are some techniques to maximize your learning potential.
The complex calculations involved in deciding whether to forgive someone or hold on to a grudge; and what we can learn from toddlers, who seem resistant to holding grudges.
The pandemic has upended the social and educational lives of children and teenagers. Here's what psychologists have to say.
Several factors influence our disgust responses, from culture to genetics to familiarity.
The expansion of the role of disgust from a mechanism to protect from pathogens to one that governs morality.
A new study asks what motivates toddlers to explore their environments as much as they do.
If we can attempt to harness our primal, tribalistic empathy and use it to try and enhance our understanding of people different from us, the world might be better for it.
In a world that is becoming increasingly globalized, it is more important than ever to recognize empathy for the parochial emotion that it is.
Why blackmail and bribery can be useful tools while dealing with a toddler.
Do you find yourself worrying inordinately about COVID-19? Here's what's happening in your brain, and what you can do about it.
Toddler tantrums are a fact of life. Here's what to do about them.
Most of screen time research focuses on the pitfalls. But there is another side to the story.
How the brain processes language, and how this uniquely human faculty develops in the brains of children.
Neuroscience researchers are beginning to explore the effects of spirituality on the brain. Here's what they are finding out.
Aditi Subramaniam is a Neuroscience Ph.D., and mother to a 2-year old girl. She loves writing about science, and her baby is the ideal experiment subject!