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November 27, 2005

 

Counterfactual Thinking

Imagine that you hit a deer with your car. You don’t suffer any physical harm whatsoever. Your car suffers cosmetic damage, but you have insurance. The question is this: are you the type to feel lucky to be alive? Or are you the type who feels disappointment and regret? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 10, 2005

 

Understanding Abu Ghraib

"Understanding Abu Ghraib" on this Moment of Science.

January 13, 2005

 

What Came First, Language or Perception?

Have you ever wondered what came first? Language or perception? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004

 

Remembering Appearances

Who do you think is better at remembering details of people's appearances, women or men? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 11, 2003

 

Music and Verbal Memory

Does music enhance memory and verbal ability? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Math Memory

Complex arithmetic places special demands on what is known as your working memory, the place where you store the information you need in the short-term.

September 27, 2003

 

Processing Moral Dilemmas

After all, as children we internalize the emotional reactions of those around us and store them in emotional brain circuits. Then, later, when we encounter a moral problem, these automatic gut feelings guide our decision- making.

September 27, 2003

 

To Sign or Not to Sign?

However, many scientists and psychologists are skeptical of the supposed benefits of putting infants through an intensive sign language program.

September 27, 2003

 

Narcissism and Violence

Two studies suggest that those individuals most prone to violent behavior are narcissists. In Greek mythology, we know Narcissus as the man who fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring, and whose excessive self-love killed him.

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