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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

Manipulating Moral Judgment

Scientists find that when the area of the brain responsible for understanding the intent of others is disrupted, moral judgment is also affected. Christie Nicholson reports

March 29, 2010

Expert Systems Fight Poverty

Appropriate information and communications technologies, combined with community involvement, can save lives

March 24, 2010 — Jeffrey D. Sachs

Chronic Pain Relief

Chronic pain may be due to an overabundance of a protein, which amplifies the pain signal to the brain. A drug that neutralizes this protein may provide the long-awaited relief. Christie Nicholson reports...

March 21, 2010

Are You Mentally Healthy?

Here's a new screening tool that might set your mind at ease—or get you chatting with a therapist

March 18, 2010 — Robert Epstein

Texas Messes with History

Long a proponent of including nonscientific creationism in the biology curriculum, the Texas State Board of Education last week further illustrated its willingness to sacrifice accuracy for ideology by excluding Thomas Jefferson from a list of influential historical figures...

March 15, 2010

Humans Want to Share Information

Speaking at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Tex., new media scholar Clay Shirky argues that businesses are buckling under the pressure of the digital revolution because of a subtle quirk in human nature...

March 15, 2010
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