He does neuroscience and writes fiction, and he understands more about the human brain than most of us. Hear him speak tonight at McKendree University and watch his PBS series this fall. more

Sep 22, 2015 7:00 AM Health

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How Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius can solve our modern problems more

Jul 22, 2015 12:00 AM Health

And can our brains keep up? more

Apr 3, 2015 8:00 AM Health

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How movies fool our brains. more

Apr 2, 2015 8:00 AM Health

Great directors got there first. Now neuroscientists are explaining how cinema wields its power. more

Apr 1, 2015 8:00 AM Health

A second viewpoint on medical marijuana--maybe it's not such a good idea as a way to counter opiate addiction. more

Mar 31, 2015 8:00 AM Health

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Indulge because you're body's hungry, not because your nerves are rattled. more

Mar 26, 2015 8:00 AM Health

A researcher speaks Thursday on the resiliency religious beliefs can give us—as well as the damage they can do more

Mar 24, 2015 8:00 AM Health


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And why we argued so hard over that stupid dress. more

Mar 2, 2015 11:15 AM Health

A firsthand account of a bliss that defies gravity. more

Mar 2, 2015 8:00 AM Health 1 Comments

At their Get Back on Track workshop, a life coach and a professional organizer combine forces. more

Feb 27, 2015 8:00 AM Health

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Western therapists and neuroscientists are rediscovering what the Buddha knew all along. more

Feb 26, 2015 8:00 AM Health


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Unless you’re headed for outer space, St. Louis’ first flotation spa is as close to zero gravity as you’re likely to get. more

Feb 16, 2015 8:00 AM Health


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It’s more than an occasional fridge raid—and there's treatment that works. more

Feb 12, 2015 8:00 AM Health


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It's not romantic nonsense, it's physiology and neuropsychology. Play on! more

Feb 5, 2015 8:00 AM Health

New brain studies show immune system benefits to music—and it’s powerful enough to reorganize our brains more

Feb 4, 2015 8:00 AM Health 1 Comments

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Can it really soothe your brain? more

Feb 3, 2015 8:00 AM Health

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What causes violence to spread—and why panic makes it worse more

Jan 30, 2015 8:00 AM Health


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Feeling unloved? Read these stats, and you might change your mind. more

Jan 28, 2015 8:00 AM Health


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It’s raining today—just like it did on the same date in 2011, except that was a Monday, and Jake Hausler was driving to lacrosse practice with his older brother and listening to The Beatles on his iPhone... more

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