The Misconceptions of the Mind Conference incorporated accommodations and play for children that paralleled the academic exchange among scholars and scientists. Saray Ayala and Nadya Vasilyeva/MoMiCon hide caption

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How Meditation, Placebos And Virtual Reality Help Power 'Mind Over Body'

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After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

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If you need empirical information about what is happening in the brain of a dog to know that dogs think, then either you've never met a dog or your own humanity is in doubt. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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