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      October 30, 2017Cognition

      The Neuroscience of Paid Parental Leave

      Having parents present is crucial during an infant’s first weeks of development—but institutions that train physicians don’t always seem to care...
      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...
      November 22, 2013Mind & Brain

      Creativity, Madness and Drugs

      San Diego—Would we have Poe’s Raven today if the tormented author had taken lithium to suppress his bipolar illness? Not likely, considering the high frequency of psychiatric illnesses among writers and artists, concluded psychiatrist Kay Jamison of Johns Hopkins Medical School speaking last week at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego...
      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.
      September 7, 2012Evolution

      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 & Brain

      Your Personal Pathology

      How will we feel when biology can name what makes each of us who we are?
      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?
      September 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      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 & Brain

      Stressed-Out Memories

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

      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
      February 1, 2007Mind & Brain

      The Case of the Loud Eyeballs

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

      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
      October 1, 2012Mind & Brain

      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
      April 1, 2005Mind & Brain

      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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