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  • How Your Brain Is Wired Reveals the Real You

    How Your Brain Is Wired Reveals the Real You

    The Human Connectome Project finds surprising correlations between brain architecture and behavior

    September 28, 2015

  • Why We Sleep [Video]

    Why We Sleep [Video]

    Sleep enhances the performance of a number of the body's biological processes—from the brain to the immune system

    October 1, 2015

  • Morals, Not Memories, Define Who We Are

    Morals, Not Memories, Define Who We Are

    A new study has implications for patients with Alzheimer’s and other disorders

    September 29, 2015

  • Toxic Habits: Overthinking

    Toxic Habits: Overthinking

    This week, we’ll wrap up our three-part series on toxic habits. Our third toxic habit? Call it overthinking, obsessing, brooding, or wallowing, or, call it the official term: rumination. In this episode of the Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 4 tips to stop the mental hamster wheel

    September 30, 2015

  • A Short History of the Rise, Fall and Rise of Subliminal Messaging

    A Short History of the Rise, Fall and Rise of Subliminal Messaging

    People have believed in subliminal influences for hundreds of years—but the last few decades have taken a far more scientific look at these ideas

    September 1, 2015

  • Melatonin Linked to Seasonal Relapses of Multiple Sclerosis

    Melatonin Linked to Seasonal Relapses of Multiple Sclerosis

    A hormone involved in circadian rhythms could provide treatment for the autoimmune disease

    September 23, 2015

  • What Makes a Prodigy?

    What Makes a Prodigy?

    Insights from psychology into the origins of extreme ability

    September 22, 2015

  • Why the Human Brain Project Went Wrong--and How to Fix It

    Why the Human Brain Project Went Wrong--and How to Fix It

    Two years in, a $1-billion-plus effort to simulate the human brain is in disarray. Was it poor management, or is something fundamentally wrong with Big Science?

    October 1, 2015

  • On the Horizon: Lab-Grown Spare Parts for Brains

    On the Horizon: Lab-Grown Spare Parts for Brains

    Researchers have figured out how to coax stem cells into becoming organized clusters of neurons

    September 1, 2015

  • Can Napping Make Us Smarter?

    Can Napping Make Us Smarter?

    Jim Lohr, Iowa

    September 1, 2015

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