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Human

Mind, body, health, disease, medicine and hope

The human experience is driven not just by the natural processes that shape our minds, bodies and world, but also by our ability to understand and shape those processes. From good health to terrible disease, from the foods we eat to the drugs we take, and from simple psychology to the the complexity of consciousness.

Experts debate the legal promise and pitfalls of technology for peering into people's minds.

James Gaines, Contributor

The theory of what causes the disease and how it develops may be wrong.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Scientists want to identify the hundreds of thousands of viruses that could potentially spill over from wildlife into humans.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Learn about the different ways dyslexia manifests itself in languages.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Researchers are working on new ways to help babies who are born too soon.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

A study that compares the multitasking abilities of awake sleepwalkers and non-sleepwalkers provides insights into the nature of awareness.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Study from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston suggests new way to help identify victims of intimate partner violence.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

The health benefits of a month without alcohol are unclear, and the British and Canadian medical authorities recommend several drink-free days per week.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

A neuroscientist explains how music is the language of emotion.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

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