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      April 10, 2014The Sciences

      My Brain Made Me Pull the Trigger

      Neuroscience-based defenses are flooding the courtroom
      March 1, 2011Health

      When Photos Are Painkillers

      Looking at a picture of a loved one can dull physical pain
      September 1, 2015Mind & Brain

      A Short History of the Rise, Fall and Rise of Subliminal Messaging

      People have believed in subliminal influences for hundreds of years—but the last few decades have taken a far more scientific look at these ideas
      July 26, 2012

      Biochemically, All Is Fair

      There's nothing in this world so sweet as love. And next to love the sweetest thing is hate.- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I stare hard into his hazel eyes.
      February 25, 2013

      Big Neuroscience: Billions and Billions (Maybe) to Unravel Mysteries of the Brain

      The era of Big Neuroscience has arrived.In late January, The Human Brain Project—an attempt to create a computer simulation of the brain at every scale from the nano nano to the macro biotic—announced that it had successfully arranged a billion Euro funding package for a 10-year run.And then on Feb...
      November 20, 2013

      My Brain Made Me Pull the Trigger

      The emerging academic discipline of neuroethics has been driven, in part, by the recognition that introducing brain scans as legal evidence is fraught with peril.  Most neuroscientists think that a brain scan is unable to provide an accurate representation of the state of mind of a defendant or determine whether his frontal lobes predispose to some wanton [...]..
      June 2, 2015Behavior

      The Flexibility of Racial Bias

      Research suggests that racism is not hard wired, offering hope on one of America’s enduring problems
      December 18, 2012Evolution

      Psychology Reveals the Comforts of the Apocalypse

      December 21, according to much-hyped misreadings of the Mayan calendar, will mark the end of the world. It's not the first "end is nigh" proclamation—and it's unlikely to be the last.
      December 12, 2008

      Can brain scans read our minds?

      Researchers at ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan,  say they've developed new analysis technology that can reconstruct the images inside a person's brain and display them on a computer screen, according to Pink Tentacle , an English-language blog that covers news from Japan...
      July 1, 2011Mind & Brain

      Maternal Mentality

      Pregnancy and childbirth shape a woman's mental makeover
      July 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      Me, Myself and I: How the Brain Maintains a Sense of Self

      Although people change throughout their lives, most hold a steady view of who they are. How does this become unglued for some?
      March 1, 2016Mind & Brain

      A Key to Orgasm: Some Brain Areas Have to Go Quiet

      Achieving sexual climax requires a complex conspiracy of sensory and psychological signals—and the eventual silencing of critical brain areas
      October 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      Five Ways Brain Scans Mislead Us

      Colorful scans have lulled us into an oversimplified conception of the brain as a modular machine
      October 1, 2012The Sciences

      Maternal Mentality

      Pregnancy and childbirth shape a woman's mental makeover
      April 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      The Orgasmic Mind: The Neurological Roots of Sexual Pleasure

      Achieving sexual climax requires a complex conspiracy of sensory and psychological signals—and the eventual silencing of critical brain areas
      September 1, 2011Mind & Brain

      A Tale of 2 Rodents

      Rats teach a neuroscientist lessons of love—or at least sex
      October 1, 2007Mind & Brain

      Brain Stains: In Sheri's Words

      Supplementary web-only content to the "Brain Stains" feature
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