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Stories by Frederik Joelving

MIND Reviews: Brainy Gifts

From home sleep-cycle monitoring to a tap into the psychology of motivation, these clever products promise to get inside your head

November 6, 2009 — Gary Stix, Melinda Wenner and Frederik Joelving

Why the #! Do We Swear?

Expletives may not only be an expression of agony but also a means to alleviate it

November 1, 2009 — Frederik Joelving

Lard Lesson: Why Fat Lubricates Your Appetite

Saturated fat dulls the brain's response to key appetite hormones, an effect useful in our evolutionary past during times of scarcity, but not so much in a well-fed society

October 19, 2009 — Frederik Joelving

New research explores how--and why--music affects our brains

Music has an undeniable power over mind and body—and the science behind its mysterious sway is a hot topic at the moment. In the latest study to show music’s physical effects on the body, researchers found that volume changes affect heart rate and other physiological markers...

July 6, 2009 — Frederik Joelving
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