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Most people struggle at the job we ask passport officers to do
The state with the second highest death rate has created innovative approaches to assist caregivers
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The opioid crisis is forcing doctors to change how they treat chronic pain, putting a new emphasis on nondrug remedies and psychological interventions
An internal filing system sorts events for short- or long-term use
Vast majority go undiagnosed until after age 3, new research shows
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A study of house cats and shelter cats found that the felines actually tended to choose human company over treats or toys.
Scientific American Mind weighs in on recent titles from neuroscience and psychology
Two distinct brain regions cooperate to simulate possible routes and plan a path through them
In a discussion with Scientific American editor in chief Mariette DiChristina, three noted experts on creativity, each with a very different perspective and background, reveal powerful ways to unleash your creative self
The bits and pieces of the brain that render us conscious reside in places few suspected
A gold-standard clinical trial provides evidence that diet, exercise and an active social life can help prevent cognitive decline
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“Smart drugs” are not clinically proven and could be dangerous
Older adults who perform like young people on tests of memory have a shrink-resistant cortex
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