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Stories by Wray Herbert

The Burden of Lying

Fibbing is tough on the brain. New strategies expose liars by adding to the load

September 27, 2011 — Wray Herbert

The Midnight Ride Effect

How imagining a different past increases our appreciation for the present

January 17, 2011 — Wray Herbert

The Willpower Paradox

Setting your mind on a goal may be counterproductive. Instead think of the future as an open question

July 1, 2010 — Wray Herbert

Changing the Dating Game

When women approach men instead of vice versa, the gender difference in selectivity disappears

April 12, 2010 — Wray Herbert

Extraordinary Perception

We think of people with autism as having a deficit in cognitive processing--but their distractibility could also result from having enhanced perceptual capabilities

March 16, 2010 — Wray Herbert