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Are Your Siblings Really Your Siblings?

Are Your Siblings Really Your Siblings?

This Thanksgiving how can we be certain we're sitting down with our genetically related family? Evolutionary psychology provides some food for thought. Christie Nicholson reports

November 24, 2009
Thanksgiving Dinner Could Stop Black Friday Shopping

Thanksgiving Dinner Could Stop Black Friday Shopping

A study in the Journal of Marketing Research finds that the traditional Thanksgiving meal may affect brain chemistry in such a way as to lessen the likelihood of impulse buying during Black Friday's store sales. Karen Hopkin reports

November 24, 2009
The Roots of Language

The Roots of Language

Recent research with chimps provides support for theories of how language evolved in humans. Christie Nicholson reports

November 17, 2009
The Will to Power--Is

The Will to Power--Is

Neurosurgeons evoke an intention to act during brain surgery

November 16, 2009 — Christof Koch

Why We Worry

Chronic worrying stems from a craving for control. But the more we fret, the less our bodies are able to cope with stress

November 1, 2009 — Victoria Stern
Boost Your Creativity with Eye Movement

Boost Your Creativity with Eye Movement

Recent research published in the journal Brain and Cognition finds that people can boost the number and quality of their original ideas when they increase the interaction between the brain's right and left hemispheres. Christie Nicholson reports

November 10, 2009
<em>MIND</em> Reviews: Brainy Gifts

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

True Love: How to Find It

Combing through your social network is the most fruitful—and most common—way of finding the love of your life

November 1, 2009 — Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler
Sneezes Provoke Fears Beyond Illness

Sneezes Provoke Fears Beyond Illness

A study in the journal Psychological Science finds that people who hear someone nearby sneezing become more concerned in general, not just about catching a cold or flu. Karen Hopkin reports

November 4, 2009
Behavior & Society

Confronting Common Wisdom