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Stories by Lydia Denworth

Is There a "Female" Brain?

The debate over whether men and women have meaningfully different brains could have profound implications for health and personal identity

September 7, 2017 — Lydia Denworth

The Secret Social Power of Touch

A long-overlooked system of nerves that respond to gentle strokes may be crucial to our ability to form connections with one another

June 11, 2015 — Lydia Denworth

How Video Games Change the Brain

Playing violent video games can sharpen our focus, reasoning and decision-making skills. But do we really need the weapons?

January 29, 2013 — Lydia Denworth

Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine

Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine