Is our remarkable ability to recognize human faces hardwired in the brain or a result of lots of practice?
People's performance on intellectual and athletic tasks is shaped by awareness of stereotypes about the groups to which they belong. New research explains why—and how we can break free from the expectations of others
Some people are convinced that they are hideously deformed because of an obscure or nonexistent physical "flaw"
Viruses or bacteria may be at the root of schizophrenia and other disorders
Drug therapies show promise in the battle against addictive stimulants
People with "blindsight" can correctly deduce the visual features of objects they cannot see. Such visual intuition can even exceed what is possible with normal vision
Achieving sexual climax requires a complex conspiracy of sensory and psychological signals—and the eventual silencing of critical brain areas
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