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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

The Science of Genius

Outstanding creativity in all domains may stem from shared attributes and a common process of discovery

October 24, 2012 — Dean Keith Simonton

Scientists Read Dreams

Brain scans during sleep were successfully used to decode some of the visual content of subjects' dreams

October 19, 2012 — Mo Costandi

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

Psychology Receives Challenge to Clean Up Its Act

Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman wants psychologists who study social priming to restore credibility with open data and by having multiple labs repeat experiments to make sure that results are robust...

October 4, 2012 — Ed Yong
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