New study uncovers origin of 'conscious awareness'

Living things act with purpose. But where does purpose come from? How do humans make sense of their relation to the world and realize their ability to effect change? These fundamental questions of "agency"—acting with purpose—have ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The real-life health effects of fantasy sports

Fantasy sports are full of contrasts. They use stats from real athletes to build make-believe teams. They fuel both casual fun with friends and a seriously lucrative industry.

Biomedical technology

New VR 'superhero therapy' crushes chronic pain

We've all heard of the Incredible Hulk, the green-skinned, muscular superhero with limitless strength. So imagine what you could do if you could assume his persona and power?

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