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Our Language Affects What We See
Behavior & Society

Our Language Affects What We See

A new look at “the Russian blues” demonstrates the power of words to shape perception

By Catherine L. Caldwell-Harris
Why Do We Crave Sweets When We're Stressed?
Behavior & Society

Why Do We Crave Sweets When We're Stressed?

A brain researcher explains our desire for chocolate and other carbs during tough times

By Achim Peters
Susceptibility to Mental Illness May Have Helped Humans Adapt over the Millennia
Evolution

Susceptibility to Mental Illness May Have Helped Humans Adapt over the Millennia

Psychiatrist Randolph Nesse, one of the founders of evolutionary medicine, explains why natural selection did not rid our species of onerous psychiatric disorders

By Dana G. Smith
Is Only-Child Syndrome Real?
Behavior & Society

Is Only-Child Syndrome Real?

Children without siblings have long been thought of as spoiled and selfish. Are the claims true?

By Corinna Hartmann

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  • The Emotional Toll of Grad School

  • The Case for Transmissible Alzheimer's Grows

  • From the Editor

    Outsmarting Our Obsession with Smartness

  • Advances

    Drunk Witnesses Remember a Surprising Amount

  • News

    Why the Secrets You Keep Are Hurting You

  • The Creativity of ADHD

  • For Alzheimer's Sufferers, Brain Inflammation Ignites a Neuron-Killing "Forest Fire"

  • The Kids (Who Use Tech) Seem to Be All Right

  • A Touch to Remember

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