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      October 19, 2012Neuroscience

      Is Homosexuality a Choice?

      Ask this question, and you will probably receive one of two responses: Yes. People choose to be gay. They are making an immoral choice, which government should discourage.
      February 1, 2007Mind

      The Case of the Loud Eyeballs

      In which a mystery is solved through a chance encounter
      April 1, 2009Behavior & Society

      The Roots of Problem Personalities

      Scientists are peering into the brains of people with borderline personality disorder and finding clues to the roots of this disabling illness
      September 7, 2012

      Revenge of the Lizard Brain

      There’s a scene in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas in which the writer, high out of his mind on hallucinogens, watches a roomful of casino patrons transform into giant lizards and lunge at each other in bloody combat...
      January 1, 2004Mind

      Your Personal Pathology

      How will we feel when biology can name what makes each of us who we are?
      June 2, 2015Mind

      The Flexibility of Racial Bias

      Research suggests that racism is not hard wired, offering hope on one of America’s enduring problems
      September 1, 2010Mind

      Inside the Mind of a Psychopath

      Neuroscientists are discovering that some of the most cold-blooded killers aren't bad. They suffer from a brain abnormality that sets them adrift in an emotionless world
      December 1, 2004Mind

      Stressed-Out Memories

      A little stress sharpens memory. But after prolonged stress, the mental picture isn't pretty
      January 1, 2004Mind

      The Quest to Find Consciousness

      By studying the brain's physical processes, scientists are seeking clues about how the subjective inner life of the mind arises
      January 1, 2020Biology

      “Birdbrain” Turns from Insult to Praise  

      Some avian species use tools and can recognize themselves in the mirror. How do tiny brains pull off such big feats?
      October 1, 2012Mind

      What Psychopaths Teach Us about How to Succeed [Excerpt]

      We can learn a lot from psychopaths. Certain aspects of their personalities and intellect are often hallmarks of success
      May 1, 2015Behavior & Society

      Why Do We Have Pets?

      People have an innate interest in other species, but we like having pets for a variety of social reasons
      April 1, 2005Mind

      Alien Friends

      For people with Capgras syndrome, loved ones have been taken over by body doubles. Their experience teaches us that feelings are integral to perception
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