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How to Gain Self-Control

New research finds a relatively simple method to increase your capacity for self-control. Christie Nicholson reports

March 10, 2012

How Depressed Is That Mouse?

Robin Henig explains how scientists determine if a laboratory rodent is classified as depressed in the search for new, improved antidepressants

March 7, 2012 — Robin Marantz Henig

Hunger Affects What We See

When our body needs something, like food, the brain tends to open a fast track for perceiving that specific thing. Christie Nicholson reports

March 4, 2012

You Have a Hive Mind

There is a deep connection between the way your brain and a swarm of bees arrives at a decision

March 1, 2012 — Jason Castro

If You're Happy, How You Know It

Social scientist Roly Russell, of the Sandhill Institute in British Columbia, talked with Scientific American 's Mark Fischetti at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science about potentially better measures than GDP of a nation's well-being...

February 22, 2012 — Steve Mirsky
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