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How We Fool Ourselves Over and Over

In a new book "The Invisible Gorilla and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us," authors Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons show how little we know about our own knowledge. Christie Nicholson reports...

June 19, 2010

The Staying Power of Alcoholics Anonymous

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Alcoholics Anonymous continues to lead addicts to sobriety as long as they stick with it for the long haul. Christie Nicholson reports

June 12, 2010

Nature Boosts Self-Evaluation of Vitality

People report that spending time in nature increases their feelings of energy and vitality. And it looks like nature is the key, not just the physical activity one often engages in when outside...

June 8, 2010

Bone Marrow Transplant Stops Mouse Version of OCD

Nobel laureate Mario Capecchi's University of Utah research group has reversed a behavioral disorder in mice with a bone marrow transplant, establishing a link between immune cells and psychiatric disorders...

May 27, 2010

Music Listeners Like Harmony's Math

Students who listened to different chords rated as more pleasing the ones that Westerners think of as harmonious, the individual notes of which have definite mathematical relationships...

May 20, 2010

When Ideas Have Sex

How free exchange between people increases prosperity and trust

May 20, 2010 — Michael Shermer

Fact or Fiction: Fathers Can Get Postpartum Depression

Mothers are at higher risk for depression during and after pregnancy--and many continue to have depressive symptoms even as children grow up. But are fathers, whose bodies do not go through all of the same biological changes, also at risk for prenatal and postpartum depression?...

May 18, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Digging Deeper into the Entire Brain

A recent paper in the journal Nature finally brings some vindication to fMRI, one of the most popular methods used to study the brain. Christie Nicholson reports

May 16, 2010
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