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      July 1, 2012Mind & Brain

      When Nice Guys Finish First

      Pleasant people enjoy many advantages in life and, with some effort, can even make it to the top
      February 1, 2008

      Uncovering "Brainscams"

      In which the authors debunk myths concerning the three-pound organ inside our head
      November 1, 2016

      Why Math Education in the U.S. Doesn't Add Up

      Research shows that an emphasis on memorization, rote procedures and speed impairs learning and achievement 
      September 1, 2018

      The Cultural Origins of Language

      What makes language distinctly human
      February 1, 2008Technology

      The Coming Merging of Mind and Machine

      The accelerating pace of technological progress means that our intelligent creations will soon eclipse us--and that their creations will eventually eclipse them.
      March 23, 2009Mind & Brain

      The Coming Merging of Mind and Machine

      The accelerating pace of technological progress means that our intelligent creations will soon eclipse us--and that their creations will eventually eclipse them
      May 3, 2013Health

      Your Smartphone Just Diagnosed You with Postpartum Depression

      Depending on your perspective, Twitter can either be a valuable source of breaking news, or a fire hose of miscellaneous, often dubious information. Microsoft researchers are investigating whether the microblogging service could serve another, more scientific function—to spot signs of postpartum depression in new mothers based on changes in how and what they tweet.The research is in its early stages and in some ways relies heavily on data that’s easy to misinterpret...
      April 6, 2009Mind & Brain

      Is wisdom in the brain?

      Some of us look for wisdom in the Bible, Plato or at Grandma's knee. Dilip Jeste and his colleague Thomas Meeks are searching for it in the brain.

      Jeste and Meeks, both geriatric psychiatrists at the University of California, San Diego, hypothesize in the Archives of General Psychiatry that wisdom, or at least the execution of its attributes, can be found in the brain's primitive limbic system as well as its more evolutionarily advanced prefrontal cortex...
      January 20, 2009Mind & Brain

      Do men or women have an easier time resisting food?

      Men have more willpower than women when it comes to resisting food, a small new study suggests.

      "We didn’t expect such striking differences between males and females," study co-author Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, tells ScientificAmerican.com ...
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