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Sarcasm Spurs Creative Thinking

Sarcasm Spurs Creative Thinking

Although snarky comments can cause conflict, a little verbal irony also stimulates new ideas

April 27, 2016 — Francesca Gino
Does TV Rot Your Brain?

Does TV Rot Your Brain?

Scientists have linked TV viewing to antisocial behavior, lowered verbal IQ and altered brain structure—but a new study raises questions

January 1, 2016 — R. Douglas Fields

Memory System May Overcome Diverse Disorders

Declarative memory, rooted in the hippocampus, could help the brain pick up the slack for diverse impairments across many developmental disorders such as autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder

July 1, 2015 — Michael T. Ullman and Mariel Y. Pullman

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