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Tanning: Can You Be Addicted?

Using a questionnaire designed to test for substance addiction, researchers determined that some regular users of indoor tanning salons are tanning addicts. Christopher Intagliata reports...

April 19, 2010

Under Threat, Women Bond, Men Withdraw

A new study suggests that stress boosts women's awareness of facial expressions and emotions—but has an antisocial influence in men

April 19, 2010 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Making a Decision? Take Your Time

A recent study shows that when faced with a decision, it's best to take some time--relax and cool off--so logical thinking can guide us to the best choice. Christie Nicholson reports

April 17, 2010

Williams Syndrome Kids Show No Racial Bias

Kids with the genetic condition called Williams syndrome have no social anxiety and are highly gregarious--and also exhibit no racial bias in standard social-bias experiments. Adam Hinterthuer reports...

April 13, 2010

Faulty Circuits

Neuroscience is revealing the malfunctioning connections underlying psychological disorders and forcing psychiatrists to rethink the causes of mental illness

April 5, 2010 — Thomas R. Insel

Neuroscience Is Everywhere

From literature to architecture, academics and entrepreneurs are using neuroscience to explain everything from why we like a complex narrative thread to why round tables are more social...

April 3, 2010

He Said, She Said

Women and men speak their own languages, but research reveals the conversational gender divide is not as stark as it seems

April 2, 2010 — Deborah Tannen

The Truth about Boys and Girls

The preference for playing hockey, or house, is far from fixed. Sex differences in the brain are small—unless grown-up assumptions magnify them

April 1, 2010 — Lise Eliot
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