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September 13, 2016

 

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Alphabetic Memory

Quiz: What comes before P in the alphabet? Unless you are particularly good at remembering sequences, you probably sang yourself a little song, but why?

August 26, 2016

 

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When To Copy Your Neighbors

Hint: only when they're successful.

July 13, 2016

 

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For My Next Trick…

The same human capacity for making sense out of the jumbled data of experience also makes us easily fooled.

July 11, 2014

 

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Those Who Don’t Like Music

As it turns out, not everyone loves music. How is this possible?

May 29, 2014

 

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The Science Of Baby Babble

Sounds like 'baba' and 'dada' are common to hear from a six-month old. This is the genesis of sophisticated human speech.

March 5, 2014

 

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Learning Sympathy

In spite of recent research on the subject, when and how babies learn sympathy is still something of a scientific mystery.

February 20, 2014

 

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Do Smaller Testicles Really Result In Better Dads?

Though you may have heard otherwise, there isn't enough evidence to prove that this is the case.

February 18, 2014

 

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Human Sleep Cycle Slightly Longer Than A Day

Starved of environmental cues telling us when it's time to go to sleep, our sleep cycles are actually a little longer than twenty-four hours.

February 10, 2014

 

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The Smell Of Anxiety

According to new research, stress can profoundly affect the way our brains interpret olfactory signals.

January 23, 2014

 

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Working Overtime

Are you a workaholic? Are you sacrificing your well-being?

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