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Why We Worry

Chronic worrying stems from a craving for control. But the more we fret, the less our bodies are able to cope with stress

November 12, 2009 — Victoria Stern

Boost Your Creativity with Eye Movement

Recent research published in the journal Brain and Cognition finds that people can boost the number and quality of their original ideas when they increase the interaction between the brain's right and left hemispheres...

November 10, 2009

MIND Reviews: Brainy Gifts

From home sleep-cycle monitoring to a tap into the psychology of motivation, these clever products promise to get inside your head

November 6, 2009 — Gary Stix, Melinda Wenner and Frederik Joelving

True Love: How to Find It

Combing through your social network is the most fruitful—and most common—way of finding the love of your life

November 5, 2009 — Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler

Sneezes Provoke Fears Beyond Illness

A study in the journal Psychological Science finds that people who hear someone nearby sneezing become more concerned in general, not just about catching a cold or flu. Karen Hopkin reports...

November 4, 2009

Hearing Our Heartbeats

Scientists have recently found that there are two brain pathways involved how we perceive our own thumping hearts. Christie Nicholson reports

November 3, 2009

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
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