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Neuroscience and the Law

If scientists can prove that the brain determines the mind, lawyers could convince juries that defendants may not be responsible for their crimes

By Michael S. Gazzaniga and Megan S. Steven

What's Wrong with This Picture?

Psychologists often use the famous Rorschach inkblot test and related tools to assess personality and mental illness. But research says the instruments are frequently ineffective for those purposes

By Scott O. Lilienfeld

Unleashing Creativity

Moments of brilliance arise from complex cognitive processes. Piece by piece, researchers are uncovering the secrets of creative thinking

By Ulrich Kraft

The Will to Win

More and more athletes are engaging in mental workouts to give themselves that extra edge

By Steve J. Ayan

Strangely Familiar

Researchers are starting to pin down what déjà vu is and why it arises. But have you read this already? Maybe you just can't remember

By Uwe Wolfradt

Leonardo da Vinci, Neuroscientist

Five centuries ago the artist-engineer leaped past his contemporaries in developing a more scientific understanding of the brain

By Jonathan Pevsner

Friend or Foe?

How we instantly size up people has little to do with logic and a lot to do with looks

By Marion Sonnenmoser

Drowning Mr. M

He knows he is suffocating at the bottom of the pool, but he doesn't feel like swimming right now

By Patrick Verstichel and Pascale Larrouy


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