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New Therapies Take Early Aim at Autism

By spotting signs of this developmental disorder in young toddlers, parents and therapists may be able to target a child's deficits before they become debilitating

January 10, 2014 — Luciana Gravotta

Distractions Lower Our IQs [Excerpt]

A preoccupation with scarcity diminishes IQ and self-control. Simple measures can help us counteract this cognitive tax

January 9, 2014 — Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir

Big Majority of Facebook Posters Self-Censor

In a study of user behavior, Facebook determined that about 70 percent of people about to post an item engage in some form of self-editing or self-censorship. Larry Greenemeier reports.

December 20, 2013

The Unconscious Rules [Video]

Thought, emotion and perception below the level of conscious awareness holds sway over our waking lives

December 20, 2013 — Gary Stix

Big Liars Are Truthful about Lying

Frequent fibbers, who tend to get high scores on tests measuring psychopathic traits, openly admit their untrustworthy tendency. Sophie Bushwick reports

December 18, 2013
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