The Mind

Inside the life of the mind, from Donald Trump’s lies, to the science of sleep and AI
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Is it possible to replicate the human brain? Do we even want to?

Artificial intelligence has problems. The biggest is that brains are nothing like computers

The president’s greatest ambitions are neither financial nor political — they’re psychological, writes Stephen Grosz

The neuroscientist talks about combating insomnia, going up against Big Pharma — and why night owls shouldn’t feel guilty

Three books that explore this dark and difficult territory

Luxury weekend breaks let novices experiment in a safe — and legal — environment

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