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Can Materialism Provide a Sense of Purpose?

Studies show that having a sense of purpose enhances mental and physical health. The problem for materialists is how to conjure it up out of matter in motion.

The Mind Is Free When the Body Is Locked-In

Four ALS patients unable to move at all learned to communicate with their thoughts. Despite their condition, they all said they were happy.

One Spirit Can Operate a Split Brain

Experiments with split-brain patients in Amsterdam lend support to the idea that one immaterial being operates the physical brain, even when damaged.

Animals Can Be Smarter Than You Think

Here are four organisms with surprising mental powers.

Why Monkeys Don't Talk

It's not that they don't have the vocal apparatus. They just don't have the mind for it.

Unlocking Mental Control of the Body

Neuroscientists are finding ways to give people control they have lost because of bodily limitations.

Dinosaur Pickles Its Brain

An unusual rock found on a beach is a dinosaur's fossilized brain, paleontologists say. How did a squishy thing turn to stone?

Mental Miracles You Don't Know About

Your brain and eyes do things that scientists didn't discover till recently.

You Are Free to Read This

The question of free will tantalizes philosophers, because the mind-brain distinction is complex.

How the Brain Serves the Mind

More sophisticated than any computer, the brain runs many background tasks to aid and assist our conscious choices.

Let Your Mind Marvel at Its Brain

Amazing processes go on in the physical brain that most of our minds do not even know about.

Adult Stem Cells Continue to Show Promise

Ethical stem cells from adult tissues make more news than embryonic stem cells.

Sleep on It: Housekeeping Night Crew Works Swing Shift

Why do we sleep? A new theory identifies a vital purpose for those seemingly lost hours.

Pardon, Your Worldview Is Showing

The most dangerous ideology is the one that doesn't acknowledge its worldview assumptions.

Brain's Memory More Powerful Than Thought

You don't have a limited memory that can be used up. The only limits are on how much you desire to know.
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