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      July 1, 2015Mind & Brain

      Do Brain Training Games Work?

      Despite the hype, when science meets commerce, objectivity is often the loser
      June 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      The Neurobiology of Trust

      Our inclination to trust a stranger stems in large part from exposure to a small molecule known for an entirely different task: inducing labor
      September 25, 2018Public Health

      More People, but Less Hardship?

      Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann talks about the just-issued Goalkeepers Report, tracking progress against poverty and disease even as the population keeps rising...
      More People, but Less Hardship?
      September 1, 2015Technology

      Will Artificial Intelligence Surpass Our Own?

      A philosopher worries about computers’ ever accelerating abilities to outpace human skills
      July 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      The Mechanics of Mind Reading

      Recent advances in brain scanning allow unprecedented access to our thoughts and mental states
      October 1, 2010Technology

      Robot Be Good: A Call for Ethical Autonomous Machines

      Autonomous machines will soon play a big role in our lives. It's time they learned how to behave ethically
      April 1, 2007Mind & Brain

      Freeing a Locked-In Mind

      Vegetative patients may soon be able to communicate with the outside world
      January 1, 2015Cognition

      The Face Is an Entryway to the Self

      What happens in the brain when you see—really “see”—a friend's smile or scowl
      June 1, 2006Evolution

      The Emergence of Intelligence

      Language, foresight and other hallmarks of intelligence are very likely connected through an underlying facility that plans rapid, novel movements
      May 18, 2010Mind & Brain

      Fact or Fiction: Fathers Can Get Postpartum Depression

      Mothers are at higher risk for depression during and after pregnancy--and many continue to have depressive symptoms even as children grow up. But are fathers, whose bodies do not go through all of the same biological changes, also at risk for prenatal and postpartum depression?...
      July 29, 2011Technology

      Blogs: face the conversation

      The 20th century was highly unusual when it comes to the media and to the way people receive and exchange information. Telephone, telegraph, telegram, telex and telefax changed the way we communicated with each other...
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