Coming Apart: Trauma and the Fragmentation of the Self
In pop culture, “multiple personality disorder” is often portrayed unrealistically. This article is written to set the record straight, to explain what this disorder is and what we understand about its causes, both in early life experience and in the brain.
Homebody Bees and Bullying Chimps
As scientists learn how our personalities stem not only from nurture but from nature, including differences in brain structure and function, the question arises: Do other species have personalities, too? Certainly, says Dugatkin. He takes us on a photographic tour of species as different as honeybees and silver foxes and explains what scientists are discovering about how subtle differences in the brain may have major effects on personality.