Skip to content
OpenMind

Polluted Minds

Airborne toxins can increase our risk for cognitive disability and disease. The science of exposomics is helping to identify effective responses.

By Sherry Baker

Podcast and Q&A

David Dunning: Overcoming Overconfidence

Dunning, co-discoverer of the Dunning-Kruger effect, investigates the misinformation gap built into our brains: We don't know what we don't know.

By Corey S. Powell

PART OF A SERIES SUPPORTED BY THE PULITZER CENTER

The Processed Food Fight

Some researchers are targeting artificial foods as a leading public health problem. As with so many dietary issues, though, the evidence tells a more nuanced tale.

By Amos Zeeberg

Podcast and Q&A

Kristin Pauker: The Fight for Fairness

Everyone is biased, she says; it's built into the way we experience the world. But that doesn't mean that we are slaves to our instincts.

By Corey S. Powell

Stay In Touch With
OpenMind
Podcast and Q&A

Rosalind Wright: Mapping the Exposome

New research shows how environmental exposures accumulated throughout life could explain subtle cognitive deficits and profound neurological disease.

By Corey S. Powell

PART OF A SERIES SUPPORTED BY THE PULITZER CENTER

TikTok: So You Think You Can Do Anything?

A little bit of knowledge might make you think you have expert status in areas from medicine to mountain climbing —when that happens, look to the Dunning-Kruger effect, and take extra care.

By Ben Rein

PART OF A SERIES SUPPORTED BY THE PULITZER CENTER

Beyond Bias

We all have bias embedded in our brains, but there are ways we can move past it. New findings from psychology show us how.

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan

PART OF A SERIES SUPPORTED BY THE PULITZER CENTER

When Your Psychologist is an AI

Amid a shortage of mental health providers, people are turning to chatbots for support. But is their advice trustworthy and safe?

By Elizabeth Svoboda