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New Pleasure Circuit Found in the Brain

A new understanding of how the brain generates pleasure could lead to better treatment of addiction and depression—and even to a new science of happiness

July 30, 2012 — Morten L. Kringelbach and Kent C. Berridge

Some Multitasking Is More Taxing

Recent research finds that different forms of multitasking can impact our performance much more than others. Christie Nicholson reports

July 28, 2012

Why Is Everyone on the Internet So Angry?

A perfect storm engenders online rudeness, including virtual anonymity and thus a lack of accountability, physical distance and the medium of writing

July 25, 2012 — Natalie Wolchover and Life's Little Mysteries

Does Thinking Really Hard Burn More Calories?

Unlike physical exercise, mental workouts probably do not demand significantly more energy than usual. Believing we have drained our brains, however, may be enough to induce weariness

July 18, 2012 — Ferris Jabr