“Health-scare stories, even those that are not overblown, draw their special power from the fact that we go through the days denying our mortality.”

Jim Windolf: Health-scare stories, even those that are not overblown, draw their special power from the fact that we go through the days denying our mortality. Each one reminds us anew that there’s no way out. Unable to avoid this tragic and absurd-seeming condition, we lash out against our fates by finding fresh reasons to […]

“At some point in their lives, about 5 percent of people hear voices or see things that others cannot perceive.”

John McGrath / the Queensland Brain Institute: We used to think that only people with psychosis heard voices or had delusions, but now we know that otherwise healthy, high-functioning people also report these experiences. Of those who have these experiences, a third only have them once and another third only have two-to-five episodes across their […]