Your brain keeps you alive and well by running a metabolic “budget” for your body. Learn how these budgetary activities, and the bodily sensations they create, suggest surprising connections between brain, mind, body, and world.
A short tour of Dr. Barrett's favorite myths about the brain. If you find them amusing, your feeling wasn’t created by a shower of serotonin. If they annoy you to the point of lighting this article on fire, you don’t have an inner lizard to blame.
Debating ideas, even offensive ones, is vital: it's the lifeblood of democracy. Debate opens minds. When you choose to invite a controversial speaker, choose one who fosters debate, not one who merely slings hate. In large quantities, hateful speech can harm the body and even shorten life.