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  • The Problem with Artificial Willpower

    The Problem with Artificial Willpower

    The ethical threat posed by Adderall and other drugs that improve motivation

    July 7, 2015

  • On the Horizon: Virtual Reality Therapy That Treats Chronic Pain

    On the Horizon: Virtual Reality Therapy That Treats Chronic Pain

    Retraining the brain can restore mobility for people with injuries or difficulty moving

    July 1, 2015

  • Exercise Gets the Brain in Shape

    Exercise Gets the Brain in Shape

    Keeping fit is just as important for your mind as your body

    July 1, 2015

  • Memory System May Overcome Diverse Disorders

    Memory System May Overcome Diverse Disorders

    Declarative memory, rooted in the hippocampus, could help the brain pick up the slack for diverse impairments across many developmental disorders such as autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder

    July 1, 2015

  • Developing Brains Fold Like Crumpled Paper to Get Their Convolutions

    Developing Brains Fold Like Crumpled Paper to Get Their Convolutions

    A single mathematical function explains how both a sheet of paper and a developing brain folds

    July 7, 2015

  • How to Identify a Psychopath or Sociopath

    How to Identify a Psychopath or Sociopath

    The terms “psychopath” and “sociopath” often get used interchangeably, but they’re not exactly the same. Regardless of semantics, here’s how to spot the heartless, charming evil of a psychopath or sociopath

    July 8, 2015

  • Why Do Cops Kill?

    Why Do Cops Kill?

    July 1, 2015

  • Pre-Crastination: The Opposite of Procrastination

    Pre-Crastination: The Opposite of Procrastination

    Why we do some tasks before their time—and why pigeons do, too

    June 30, 2015

  • Do Video Games Inspire Violent Behavior?

    Do Video Games Inspire Violent Behavior?

    Conventional wisdom suggests violent media is harming kids. But sometimes a game is just a game

    July 1, 2015

  • Marijuana Muddies Memory and Mixes with Alcohol to Make Trouble

    People who smoke pot and drink are twice as likely to do both at the same time than to do just one, with the combo associated with bad decision-making; and chronic pot smokers who had not indulged in a month were still more likely to have faulty memories than were nonsmokers.

    July 1, 2015

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