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      October 1, 2012The Sciences

      Maternal Mentality

      Pregnancy and childbirth shape a woman's mental makeover
      March 1, 2016Mind

      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
      February 13, 2018Behavior & Society

      The Case for the Self-Driven Child

      In a new book, an argument for giving children more of a sense of control over their lives
      August 2, 2011

      Addiction: a Fault of Chemistry

      Chemistry is at the brunt of it all, isn’t it? Addiction, the sinuous, stealthy disease is controlled by neurochemicals. Simple as that. You’re an addict or you’re not.
      May 30, 2012

      The Nose Knows: Telling Age Based On Scent

      Our sense of smell is often overlooked. After all, our 20 million smell receptors pale in comparison to the 220 million found in the noses of man's best friends.
      December 29, 2017

      The Chronification of Pain

      When physical agony persists without an evident cause, the culprit may be how the sufferer’s brain is wired
      December 1, 2005Mind

      Erasing Memories

      Long-term memories, particularly bad ones, could be dissolved if certain drugs are administered at just the right moment during recall
      January 27, 2009Mind

      The Legal Brain: How Does the Brain Make Judgments about Crimes?

      In our legal system, judges and juries have to assign responsibility for crimes and decide on appropriate punishments. A new imaging study reveals which area of the brain plays a key role in these cognitive processes...
      June 1, 1987The Sciences

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      October 1, 2012Health

      The Story of a Lonely Brain

      Prologue:Humans are born to a longer period of total dependence than any other animal we know of, and we also know that mistreatment or neglect during this time often leads to social, emotional, cognitive and mental health problems in later life...
      October 1, 2006Mind

      Ask the Brains

      Why do we get food cravings? Why do we yawn?
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