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    Exclusive: Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio and Others Debate Christof Koch on the Nature of Consciousness

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    Touch's Social Significance Could Be Explained by Unique Nerve Fibers

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    Too Much Praise Promotes Narcissism

    The first longitudinal study in children supports the theory that parents with unrealistically positive views of their kids foster narcissistic qualities

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    "Beautiful Mind" John Nash's Schizophrenia "Disappeared" as He Aged

    The Princeton mathematician, who along with his wife died in a car crash last month, claimed that aging as opposed to medicine helped improve his condition

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