The Mind

How should you grieve?

The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated. Andrea Volpe reports.

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Let’s talk about dreams

Is dreaming a meaningless quirk or does it play an essential role in how human beings process memories? Professor Mark Blagrove explains how we understand dreams.

A serious business: what can comedy do?

After years spent in dark comedy clubs and cramped rooms above pubs, Mary O’Hara knows what makes her laugh. But what else can a good joke do? She meets the performers and researchers who say that comedy can change how we think and even how we act.