Research suggests that to maintain a healthy brain, we should tend our gut microbiome.
Uncovering the story of Milan Hausner, the Sadská clinic, and LSD psychotherapy behind the Iron Curtain.
People who score high in "obsessive passion" can become rigidly consumed by ideological causes — sometimes dangerously so.
I also can’t conjure sounds, smells, or any other kind of sensory stimulation inside my head. This is called “aphantasia.”
Researchers are finding signs of multiple phases of sleep all over the animal kingdom. The ‘active’ sleep phases look very much like REM.
Parents will sometimes use children as weapons in their relationship battles — and the fallout can be devastating.
It could perform a speech recognition task with 78% accuracy.
The heart's rhythms may play a larger role in shaping psychedelic experiences than previously thought.
Between the hedonic and eudaimonic life, there's a happy medium to be found.
The aging brain is networked differently.
Even before birth, our brains are taking note of the languages we hear.
Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.
Arieh Smith, a New York City-based polyglot who runs the YouTube channel Xiaomanyc, talks language-learning with Big Think.
Instead of fear, his delusions bring him cheer. His psychiatrist embraces them.
There are many things in life that cannot be improved with greater effort. Sometimes, life requires that you step back.
While executive function matures between 18 and 20 years of age, the brain keeps changing long afterward.
We are wired to value things more when we work hard at attaining them — even if, objectively, they aren't worth that much.
We all have a place in our lives where we look the other way and pretend everything is fine. It's a built-in excuse to act selfishly.
Lucid dreamers may have “privileged access to their inner world,” with “heightened awareness... to the outside world.”
Katie Kermode — a memory athlete with four world records — tells Big Think about her unique spin on an ancient technique to memorize unfathomably long lists of information.
What a long strange trip it's been.
Survey data suggests that our bodily perceptions of love extend far beyond the heart.