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Bridging the Gaps
Samuel Paul Veissière Ph.D.
Do you feel hypnotized by your phone? Researchers find link between screen-time and hypnotizability.
The biggest, most immediate threat to our health, peace, and integrity is not COVID, systemic racism, or climate change. It is the internet.
The freedom of our future will depend on our ability to give up the screens that already made up lonely. Strangely, a strong dose of forced screen time and isolation may help.
The COVID-19 pandemic provides an extraordinary opportunity for solidarity, unity, and a slower life that can save humanity.
The coronavirus is bending human life to its will, but not by infecting our lungs.
There is a bright side to the culture wars and the psychology of moral outrage and motivated reasoning. Here is why the science of “dismissing facts” is mostly wrong.
Why sheltering youth from danger is disastrous for their mental health.
My recent article on Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria has elicited a fierce controversy and a lot of strong feelings. What is need is dialogue is compassion from all sides.
Despite ongoing controversy and criticism of her methodology, a study of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria deserves to be considered.
Transgender identity appears to be on the rise, particularly among young girls. A study sheds light on the role of social contagion, and raises hard questions.
Some experts have called ADHD a fake condition, yet countless families struggle with their child’s behavior. Can we reset our collective mindset?
In today's culture, there is great deal of anxiety around gender roles and their relationship to biology. Toxic masculinity may be a problem, but not in the way you think.
A new study shows that single fathers are twice as likely to die early that single mothers or couples parents. The real problem may lie in the hidden side of the equality wars.
Scientists now claim that 'Selfitis' (or sharing too many selfies) is a real disease. But could this be fake news?
Algorithms govern most aspects of our lives with secret, biased methods. A data scientist turned activist gives us tips to uncover these biases and demand accountability.
This common error known to pilots reveals one our mind's most dangerous flaws. Find out what it takes to avoid it.
When protocols are not the way, and autonomy cannot be taught, there is a simple recipe: get lost, figure it out!
When "accommodations" and the tyranny of personalized care impede learning, virtue, and character-strengthening.
Intuitive errors and social pressures often fool us into the wrong decisions. But our social minds also possess untapped healing power. Recent research shows us how to use it!
Find out what students think about this polarized issue, and give us your own thoughts on the matter.
How did deception evolve, and how do you know it's there? Learn these 4 simple, but overlooked signs.
If most of our memories are false, how can we decide who we are?
Find out why empathy is declining, why grandmothers matter, and why disappearing cultures can show us a unique recipe to nurture compassionate children and happy people.
Understand the psychological biases that make people vote for Trump or hate Trump voters. Find out why the Trump Effect explains social behaviour, not just American politics.
Are long-lasting love and monogamy written in our genes? Yes and no. Science tells a strange story about love, but monogamy may be more advantageous than you think.
Our addiction to mobile technology sends us into frenzies of highs, lows, and longings. Science and mindfulness training have good news, weird answers, and a solution.
Tulpamancers conjure sentient imaginary friends they experience as voices. They have a lot to teach us about what we never dare to imagine and experience.
Julian Jaynes once made the strange claim that our ancestors did not evolve conscious minds until 600 BCE. But are we conscious at all? To find out, let's talk about Love.
Let's ask tough questions about the nature of Self, Consciousness, and Human Reality.
Samuel Veissière, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and cognitive scientist who studies the interaction between cognition, culture, and cooperative human behavior. He teaches at McGill University.