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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

 

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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

 

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Want To Be Better At Math? Use Hand Gestures!

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

August 13, 2013

 

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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.

July 4, 2013

 

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Why Are We Nice To Others?

Hhow and why is it that we have the capacity to help people not related to us, even when there's no apparent evolutionary benefit?

July 1, 2013

 

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Predicting The Best Treatment For Depression

New research suggests that neuroimaging may be able to help those suffering from depression optimize their treatment plans.

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