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November 8, 2013


Two busts of laughing clowns are displayed in a carnival booth.

What’s So Funny?

According to laughter research, you're not as funny as you think.

November 7, 2013


Silhouette of man looks at illuminated brain scan.

Scanning for Depression

Brain scans may help doctors better customize treatments for depression.

October 29, 2013


Scene from a shadow puppet play featuring scary flying creatures.

Monster Madness

Monster madness starts at the age of 3, when a child's imagination starts to run wild.

October 24, 2013


One Rhesus monkey leans over to another with his hands cupped at the other's ear as if telling a secret.

Monkey Numbers

New study shows monkeys do well on both their verbal and math scores.

September 19, 2013


brain on a table

Where Does The Brain Process Moral Decisions?

Scientists hope that by figuring out how the brain behaves, we'll be able to understand how people with different backgrounds reach different conclusions.

September 16, 2013


people praying in front of glass windows

Believe In God And Feel Better

One study by Harvard researchers has found that patients who believe in God tend to respond better to treatments for problems like anxiety and depression.

September 2, 2013


statues of people laughing

Think Positive And Feel Positive

When you're in a stressful situation, are you confident or insecure? Do you react positively or negatively?

August 16, 2013


rows of numbers in numerical order

Want To Be Better At Math? Use Hand Gestures!

It sure seems like we focus a lot on math in why do our kids lag behind?

August 13, 2013


two people's ears next to each other

Changing The Shape Of Your Pinnas

Researchers have theorized that the brain has to learn the shape of its own ears in order to hear correctly.

July 19, 2013


Chickens on grass

Chickens Have A Language

Researchers debate this, and it depends on how you define language.

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