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Better Than Placebo

Pop a sugar pill and your aches and pains vanish. It's like magic. Herein, the science of placebo. Cover Image: LisaEastman/Shutterstock
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When Healing Is a No-Brainer

By Samuel Veissière Ph.D.

Scientists have found ways to tap directly into the mind's ability to heal the body.
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Your Gray Matter on Magic

By Jen Kim

The magical mental abilities you probably didn't know you had.
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Does Chess Instruction Improve Math Ability?

By Jonathan Wai Ph.D.

Chess instruction does not appear to improve math problem-solving ability