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      April 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      Buried Prejudice: The Bigot in Your Brain

      Deep within our subconscious, all of us harbor biases that we consciously abhor. And the worst part is: we act on them
      June 1, 2005Mind & Brain

      Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

      What are dreams? Why do we have them? The answers are as intriguing as dreams themselves
      March 1, 2013Biology

      Scientists Decipher the Healing Powers of Placebos

      Scientists are dissecting the placebo effect in hopes of deploying its active ingredients as treatments
      March 1, 2017Cognition

      The Serious Need for Play

      Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development. It makes us better adjusted, smarter and less stressed
      April 1, 2005Mind & Brain

      Fact or Phrenology?

      The growing controversy over fMRI scans is forcing us to confront whether brain equals mind
      January 1, 2017Mental Health

      Why Exercise May Be the Best Fix for Depression

      For many people with depression, serious exercise may be the best, cheapest and safest treatment
      November 1, 2020Neuroscience

      Decoding a Disorder at the Interface of Mind and Brain

      A mysterious condition once dismissed as hysteria is challenging the divide between neurology and psychiatry
      March 1, 1977Health

      Opiate Receptors and Internal Opiates

      Morphine and its derivatives seem to exert their effects by binding to specific receptor sites on cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Morphinelike substances within the body may also act at those sites...
      October 1, 2016Cognition

      Reading Neandertal Minds

      Analyses of anatomy, DNA and cultural remains have yielded tantalizing insights into the inner lives of our mysterious extinct cousins
      February 1, 2015Evolution

      Secrets of Neandertal Cognition Revealed

      Analyses of anatomy, DNA and cultural remains have yielded tantalizing insights into the inner lives of our mysterious extinct cousins
      November 1, 1991Mind & Brain

      Amyloid Protein and Alzheimer's Disease

      When this protein fragment accumulates excessively in the brain, Alzheimer's disease may be the result. Understanding how that fragment forms could be the key to a treatment
      November 1, 2015Behavior

      Why Cops Lose Control

      What research shows about police violence and how to prevent it
      September 1, 1992Mind & Brain

      Major Disorders of Mind and Brain

      Schizophrenia and manic-depressive illness are shaped by heredity and marked by structural and biochemical changes In the brain. The predisposing genes remain unknown
      April 1, 2007The Sciences

      Seeking the Connections: Alcoholism and Our Genes

      Identifying genetic influences on vulnerability to alcohol addiction can lead to more targeted treatments and help those at risk to make informed choices about their own lives
      October 1, 2018Evolution

      The Inner Life of Cats

      If you have ever wondered why your cat behaves the way it does, wonder no more
      January 15, 2019Fitness

      Proper Breathing Brings Better Health

      Stress reduction, insomnia prevention, emotion control, improved attention—certain breathing techniques can make life better. But where do you start?
      June 1, 1964Mind & Brain

      Chemical Stimulation of the Brain

      When certain substances are injected into localized regions in the brain of an experimental animal, they specifically release drives such as hunger and thirst
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