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Stable or Sexy? It Depends on Ovulation

A women who settles down with what she considers to be a stable man might not find him all that attractive while she is ovulating. Christie Nicholson reports

November 6, 2012

Borges and Memory: Encounters with the Human Brain [Excerpt]

What is the genesis of Funes the Memorious , the Jorge Luis Borges story about a mnemonist that fascinates neuroscientists, and is as famed a fictional treatise on memory as anything but Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past?...

November 2, 2012 — Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

Zombie Science

How parasites turn animals into "zombies"--and why we are so fascinated with these creatures

October 29, 2012

Cash Rewards Might Make Us Unhappy

A recent study finds that when we can easily quantify a good we tend to be less happy with it, as opposed to those goods that are less easily quantifiable. Christie Nicholson reports

October 29, 2012

How We Process Horrible Sounds

Researchers develop a model for how we find certain sounds, like nails on a chalkboard, unbearable. Christie Nicholson reports

October 26, 2012

Helping Your Child Delay Gratification

A recent twist on the famous "marshmallow test" for children finds that environment and experience play a big role in a child's ability to resist temptation. Christie Nicholson reports

October 15, 2012
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