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January 14, 2014


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The Cost Of Smoking

Measuring the aggregate economic impact of smoking is hard. However, it's easy to see the misery it causes in individual lives.

January 13, 2014


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How Emotions Mature With Age

Lots of things change as we get older. Our emotions are no exception.

November 13, 2013


A brain puzzle is displayed on a book shelf.

Eye-Opening Facts About Fiction

Literature offers a great mental vacation and opens the brain to new ways of thinking.

November 8, 2013


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What’s So Funny?

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

November 7, 2013


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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


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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


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Think Positive And Feel Positive

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

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