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Neuropsy

A Mote to Trouble the Mind’s Eye

By Tim Hannan

The study of aphantasia offers a window into our ability to visualise.

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Transcranial Brainwashing

By Tim Hannan

Is it possible to significantly change a person’s beliefs by stimulating the brain?

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Slings and Arrowsmiths

By Tim Hannan

A well-promoted intervention for children with learning disorders lacks reliable evidence for its efficacy.

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No Matter Who You Vote For

By Tim Hannan

A new study sheds light on how your brain decides your vote.

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Life in the Third Person

By Tim Hannan

People with severely deficient autobiographical memory do not re-experience their past.

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Things that Go Bang in the Night

By Tim Hannan

Exploding head syndrome, which results from neurological dysfunction during the sleep–wake transition, may be more widespread than realised.

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Science and Pseudoscience in Mental Health

By Tim Hannan

A new book explores the range and popularity of unproven therapies for psychological disorders.

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Memory Surgery

By Tim Hannan

Recent discoveries about memory modification open the way to erasing traumatic memories.

Many people have memories they would rather not possess. For some, it may be of a particularly embarrassing moment in adolescence; for others, it involves a vivid and terrifying re-experiencing of a traumatic event.

All of This Has Happened Before

By Tim Hannan

A new case report shows that déjà vu can be persistent, debilitating and psychogenic.

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The Walking Dead

By Tim Hannan

People with the Cotard delusion are convinced that they are dead.

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