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      November 1, 2009Mind & Brain

      Dangerous Liaisons: How to Deal with a Drama Queen

      The damaging theatrics of drama queens may spring from defects etched in the brain. Yet you can limit the havoc they wreak on your life
      March 1, 2012Mind & Brain

      Smells Like Old Times

      Our sense of smell sways our memories and thoughts
      September 1, 1979Mind & Brain

      The Organization of the Brain

      The brain and spinal cord of mammals, including man, consist of some billions of neurons, and a single neuron may connect with thousands of others. How is this enormous three-dimensional network organized?...
      February 1, 2009Health

      Placebo Effect: A Cure in the Mind

      Belief is powerful medicine, even if the treatment itself is a sham. New research shows placebos can also benefit patients who do not have faith in them
      September 1, 2013Evolution

      Crows Show Off Their Social Skills

      New findings on crows' intelligence lend perspective on how social smarts evolve
      September 1, 2009Mind & Brain

      Smile! It Could Make You Happier

      Making an emotional face—or suppressing one—influences your feelings
      January 1, 1969Mind & Brain

      The Neurophysiology of Remembering

      Experiments with monkeys have identified the brain areas involved in the recall of various learned tasks. Memory may take the form of interference patterns that resemble laser-produced holograms...
      December 3, 2012Mind & Brain

      Does Neuroscience need a Newton?

      This past weekend, I read an interesting piece in the New Yorker. It's another one of the current rash of pieces that are warning us (rightly!) to beware of neuro-hype.
      June 24, 2013Mind & Brain

      Review of The Autistic Brain

      To many, Temple Grandin is the public face of autism. A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Grandin's story has significantly increased autism awareness around the world, and has increased society's appreciation of the unique and positive characteristics of the autistic mind...
      March 14, 2007The Sciences

      How to Make—or Break—Memory

      Study shows memories formed by the same gene-silencing tool used in embryonic development; a finding could set the stage for new therapies for schizophrenia
      July 1, 2015Mind & Brain

      Why Do Cops Kill?

      June 29, 2020Cognition

      Why Do Smells Trigger Memories?

      Your sense of smell may be a better memory trigger than your sense of sight. Here's why a whiff of apple pie may instantly transport you home in your mind
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