Ashley Sabatino

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Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Yoga: The Skill of Stilling the Mind

There is a new icebreaker in the international diplomatic circuit. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call at the UN General Assembly for declaring an International Yoga Day has gained support from several quarters -- many representatives from Congress and President Obama as well have shown …

David Hockney interview: ‘The avant-garde have lost their authority’

A new film on Hockney opens next week. At Pace Gallery New York his latest paintings are on show. Martin Gayford talks to the celebrated Yorkshire artist about 60 years of ignoring art fashion<p>‘I just stay here and do my thing,’ David Hockney told me soon after I arrived at his house and studio in …

30 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism

The women of the 20th and 21st century to celebrate in honor of International Women's Day.<p>In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women who've had huge impacts on the feminist movement. For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about fighting for women's equality. And …

The Scary Side Effect of Skimping on Sleep

Veasey and her colleagues studied mice who were submitted to a sleep schedule similar to that of shift workers. They slept for short periods during inconsistent hours. The researchers found that sleeping for only brief periods of time caused massive brain damage: the mice lost 25 percent of the …

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

The Neuroscience of Knowing Without Knowing

Metacognition is the ability to think about your thinking. Our unique prefrontal cortex allows humans to scientifically study and begin to understand …

How Animals Can Predict Human Performance

Over the past century, athletic performance has reach levels previously unimaginable. But the rate of our improvement has slowed during the past 20 …

Weird Animal Question of the Week: Animal Myths From Around the World

From the baby-delivering stork to the sacrificial lamb, people have long used animals in their legends and religion.<p>From the lucky ladybug to the clairvoyant groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, we love to assign magical qualities to animals. We even hold one responsible for our very existence—the …

Are we ready for quantum biology?

Stomata: does entanglement play a part in plant biology? <i>(Image: Power And Syred/Science Photo Library)</i><p><i>In</i> Life on the Edge<i>, Jim Al-Khalili</i> …

What is aquaculture?

As the demand for seafood has increased, technology has made it possible to grow food in coastal marine waters and the open ocean. Aquaculture is a …

Hermit thrush and human songs share similar patterns of notes

If the bird outside your window sounds like it's singing a familiar tune, it might not be your imagination. The songs of some birds really do contain …