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Wash Away Your Doubt

A recent study suggests that washing our hands after making a decision can keep us from second-guessing our choice. Karen Hopkin reports

May 10, 2010

Watching Brain Cells in Action

A new research tool using light allows scientists to watch individual brain cells react in real time. Christie Nicholson reports

May 6, 2010

Mothers' Depression Can Go Well Beyond Children's Infancy

Many mothers continue to have depressive symptoms well into their child's youth, which can have lasting impacts on their children's development, but new research shows short therapy sessions can improve outlook...

May 5, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Happiness Is a Walk in the Park

New research shows that even just five minutes of exercise in a natural setting can significantly boost your mood. Cynthia Graber reports

May 5, 2010

Risk-Taking Behavior in Teens

Many studies suggest that risk-taking behavior in teens is due to the slow development of brain function that controls impulsivity. New research concludes it's not that simple. Christie Nicholson reports...

May 3, 2010

The Mother-Baby Bond

After spending nine months intricately joined together, mother and infant share more than just common features. Now, in a special partnership with, we present a look at this remarkable bond, complete with scientifically accurate and stunning images...

April 30, 2010

Do Chimpanzees Understand Death?

Like tool use and self-awareness, distinct grief and mourning might be just one more thing we share with our closest living relatives

April 27, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Brain Makeover

A short therapy session remodels the brains of people with a muscle-control disorder

April 23, 2010 — Michele Solis

Healthy Women Can Still React as If Anorexic

Women who are not anorexic or bulimic had brain activity similar to that of women with eating disorders when they viewed images of overweight women. Men showed no analogous reaction. Cynthia Graber reports...

April 21, 2010

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?

At a conference last weekend, researchers reported positive results on the effectiveness of MDMA in relieving PTSD and talked about psilocybin in reducing stress in late-stage cancer patients...

April 20, 2010 — Brian Vastag

Subliminal Cues Can Empty Wallets

Feelings, especially unconscious ones, can affect financial decisions, so it's a good idea to monitor your moods

April 20, 2010 — Ingrid Wickelgren
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