Men have long been silent and stoic about their inner lives, but there’s every reason for them to open up emotionally—and their partners are helping.
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How the internet's architecture illuminates the workings of our brains.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on March 14, 2023
Chatbot AI has advanced, but it won't be reliable soon—or perhaps ever.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on February 6, 2023
Cancer is a major killer, despite much progress in treatment. Just receiving a diagnosis can cause depression and stress, which may lead to death before the cancer itself can kill.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on January 9, 2023
The neuronal changes triggered by blinking might just be a way to escape the pressures of the world, however briefly.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on December 14, 2022
Even if technical challenges can be overcome, the feeling of autonomy granted by driving may prove to be something we don’t want to give up.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on December 6, 2022
No other species wages large-scale war the way we do. Why do we kill our kind so frequently, and how does our species yet survive?
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on October 20, 2022
Dogs are famous for their noses. Not only do they inspect almost everything with their noses, their heads have a special design geared toward smell.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on August 17, 2022
Cannabis does not enhance vision, but neither does it impose a gauzy veil over our eyes.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on July 22, 2022
Mammals have long bouts of REM sleep. This is when vivid dreams are most likely. So in the animal kingdom, we and our furry relatives are probably the most prolific dreamers.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on July 14, 2022
It seems like anything can happen in a dream, and this invites creative interpretations. But if dreams were totally random, analysis wouldn't be very meaningful.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on March 8, 2022
To celebrate International Women's Day, we consider the remarkable but mysterious genetic diversity that exists in the bodies of genetic females, especially in their brains.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on February 22, 2022
For millennia, humans have invited cats into our homes, yet they remain mysterious. Understanding how they perceive the world can bring us closer.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on November 17, 2021
As we approach the winter solstice, you are probably aware that decreasing daylight can have a substantial impact on mood and mental health. Here's what we know.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on October 13, 2021
Think back to your earliest memory. It probably comes from early childhood, probably around age three. Maybe it’s a hazy image or a vague feeling.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on September 21, 2021
Scientists have known for some time that focusing your mind consumes considerable metabolic resources. Still, we discount the effort of thinking and attention.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on September 8, 2021
Psychologists and artists are increasingly breaking down barriers between their disciplines. Yet science still has much to learn from actors and theater.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on July 29, 2021
In Part 3 of a series on brain size and intelligence, we look at research on animals that have been artificially selected to have bigger-than-normal brains.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on June 17, 2021
Bigger brains don’t necessarily confer greater intelligence. Our species has lost millions of neurons over the past 30,000 years.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on May 10, 2021
We’ve all been there: you’re on a long Zoom meeting with several other people, and your attention starts to wander.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on May 4, 2021
Though other species employ habit and flexibility, there is for us a heightened interplay between the two. Perhaps the way we balance habit and flexibility is what makes us human.
Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on March 29, 2021
How well connected are the different parts of your brain? Answer: very. And the way the brain is connected allows us to do amazing things.