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How the Brain Reveals Why We Buy

Advances in neuroscience are changing the way some companies position their products, giving birth to the new field of neuromarketing

November 2, 2009 — Lone Frank

Clean Smell Promotes Good Deeds

A study in the journal Psychological Science finds that people in a room recently sprayed with citrus-scented cleanser were fairer and more generous than a control group. Cynthia Graber reports

October 28, 2009

A Pretty Face or a Hot Body?

When pursuing a mate for a short-term relationship, are we more interested in the face or the body? How about for a long-term relationship? Christie Nicholson reports

October 27, 2009

Light All Night Not Alright

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers found that mice that were exposed to light all night long showed signs of depression. Karen Hopkin reports

October 21, 2009

What Our Stuff Says about Us

Psychologist Sam Gosling from the University of Texas reveals what we can predict about personalities by just looking at their stuff. Christie Nicholson reports

October 20, 2009

Web Boosts Grandpa's Brain

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers reported that older adults exposed to Web surfing for the first time showed increased brain activity in regions associated with language and working memory. Karen Hopkin reports

October 20, 2009

It's Funny Because It's True

New research proves that the things we find funny often reveal somewhat hidden beliefs we hold. Christie Nicholson reports

October 13, 2009