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The Art of Lying
Behavior & Society

The Art of Lying

Lying has gotten a bad rap. In fact, it is among the most sophisticated accomplishments of the human mind. But how can one tell if a person is fibbing?

By Theodor Schaarschmidt
Sex, Drugs and Self-Control
Behavior & Society

Sex, Drugs and Self-Control

It's not just about rebellion. Neuroscience is revealing adolescents' rich and nuanced relationship with risky behavior

By Kerri Smith and Nature magazine
The Bat Man: Neuroscience on the Fly
Neuroscience

The Bat Man: Neuroscience on the Fly

How does the brain know where it is? Nachum Ulanovsky hopes his flying friends can help him find the answer

By Alison Abbott and Nature magazine

Departments

  • From the Editor

    A Necessary Evil

  • News

    The Despondent Mind: Are Our Brains Wired for Doom and Gloom?

  • Use of "Smart Drugs" on the Rise

  • "Traveling" Brain Waves May Be Critical for Cognition

  • Early Life Experience: It's in Your DNA

  • Opinion

    Yes, Make Psychedelics Legally Available, but Don't Forget the Risks

  • What Your Facebook Network Reveals about How You Use Your Brain

  • Why We Need to Take Pet Loss Seriously

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