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Training Can Increase Empathy

Training Can Increase Empathy

A particular type of meditation training led study subjects to become more altruistic. Christie Nicholson reports

June 24, 2013
Whole Human Brain Mapped in 3-D

Whole Human Brain Mapped in 3-D

The 10-year "BigBrain" effort has yielded a 10-trillion-byte atlas of fine-scale cerebral anatomy

June 21, 2013 — Helen Shen and Nature magazine
Memory Loss during Menopause

Memory Loss during Menopause

Many women complained about memory loss during menopause, but a recent study provides the evidence. Christie Nicholson reports

June 12, 2013

Enhance Your Resilience

Scientists have compiled evidence-based tactics for building resilience. Among them: rethink adversity, forge close friendships and tackle novel challenges

July 1, 2013 — Steven M. Southwick and Dennis S. Charney
The Quirk of a High IQ

The Quirk of a High IQ

It seems that those with high IQs have a beneficial quirk in their ability to perceive a moving scene. Christie Nicholson

June 6, 2013

Why Is Angry Birds So Addictive?

Angry Birds, one of the most popular mobile games, is pretty simple: you use a slingshot to fling outraged birds at the fortresses of greedy green pigs. So why do we play for hours on end? SA's Ferris Jabr takes a look from the inside out.

June 3, 2013
Hallucinogens Could Ease Existential Terror

Hallucinogens Could Ease Existential Terror

Psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, is being explored as a therapeutic tool to improve the lives of people with a life-threatening illness

June 2, 2013 — Erica Rex
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