When Escapism Is Good

Sometimes, getting lost in a book, distracting yourself with a game, or letting your mind wander may be exactly what your brain needs. (Photo: bippityboppityboo.tumblr.com)

Your Brain on Stories, Poems, Plays, and Movies

By Norman N Holland Ph.D.

Confronting stories, poems, plays, and movies, your brain behaves strangely.

How Daydreaming Helps Us

By Josie Glausiusz

Researchers have discovered that our reveries are more vital to our minds than anyone may have imagined.

The Power of Online Gaming

By Ethan Gilsdorf

Embracing the opportunity to create another self.

The Appeal of Sudoku

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D.

Why do we love puzzles so much?

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