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March 8, 2016

 

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Confirmation Bias

Time and time again, people try to confirm rather than disconfirm given facts, even when the latter provides more useful information.

November 13, 2013

 

Find yourself in a brain rut? Escape through fiction.

Eye-Opening Facts About Fiction

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

March 1, 2010

 

Practice Your Scales, Musical Instruments Improve Brain Function

Did you learn to play an instrument as a child? Several studies show that learning to play improves how your brain works.

June 5, 2008

 

Humaniqueness

It might seem like an obvious question, but what really makes humans different from some of our four legged friends? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 5, 2007

 

Ever have trouble concentrating? Try getting mad. Studies have shown that being angry or agitated can actually sharpen your concentration.

Get Angry, Think More Clearly

Say you're about to take a test or give an important presentation at work, would you rather be calm and collected or angry and agitated?

October 2, 2006

 

Want to Be Smart? Read

Define the word, "obtuse." The more you've read, the more likely you are to know the meaning of that and other relatively bookish words.

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