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Why We Have Free Will

Neurons fire in your head before you become aware that you have made a decision. But this discovery does not mean you are a “biochemical puppet”

December 22, 2014 — Eddy Nahmias

Inclusion Illusion Lessens Racial Bias

Implicit bias against another race lessened after volunteers experienced themselves via virtual reality as a member of that race. Karen Hopkin reports


December 20, 2014 — Karen Hopkin
Bio Bigwigs Go after Drugs for Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s and ALS

Bio Bigwigs Go after Drugs for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and ALS

Lists of the biggest challenges in brain science often start—or end—with consciousness. “End” because consciousness is considered so overwhelming a hack that it merits coming last on the list—the ultimate challenge...

December 19, 2014 — Gary Stix

You Can Conquer Burnout

Job satisfaction is a surprisingly fragile state. Here's how to protect yourself against the top contributors to burnout

December 18, 2014 — Michael P. Leiter and Christina Maslach

Autism Risk Linked to Particulate Air Pollution

Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists reported...

December 18, 2014

What Forms of Creativity Turn You On?

It’s no secret: creativity is sexy. People all over the world rank creativity as a highly desirable quality in a partner, and people who are creative across a variety of fields report more sexual partners (similar results have been found in specific fields such as visual art, music, and humor)...

December 16, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman
Google's Top Searches of 2014

Google's Top Searches of 2014

Americans looked to Google for information on Ebola, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and the actor Robin Williams’s suicide this year—all of which ranked among the hottest search terms of 2014...

December 16, 2014 — Amy Nordrum

Less Sleep Means More Stress for Teens

Teens stay up late at night and sleep late into the morning, a result of a natural shift in their circadian rhythms. That biological schedule puts them at odds with the adult world, as well as early start times for high school...

December 10, 2014 — Mark Fischetti
Calling It Sex When They Mean Love

Calling It Sex When They Mean Love

The saying "Why do they call it love when they mean sex?" is often used when a person feels a strong physical attraction toward another person and they camouflage it as love or a special connection...

December 9, 2014 — Pere Estupinyà

The Sound (And Taste) Of Music

It's said that a person can have good taste in music but what about the taste of music? What would it taste like? Experimental psychologist Charles Spence and researchers at the Crossmodal Research Laboratory at the University of Oxford may be able to provide some insight...

December 9, 2014 — Layla Eplett
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