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      His Brain, Her Brain

      Boy or girl? Even before a person is born, that’s the first thing everyone wants to know—underscoring just how much value humans place on gender. In this eBook, we take a closer look at the anatomical, chemical and functional differences in the brains of men and women—as well as some surprising similarities. 

      * Editor’s note: Special Edition was published as His Brain, Her Brain.
      His Brain, Her Brain
      December 18, 2007The Sciences

      Mirror Neurons -- Rock Stars or Backup Singers?


      Greg Hickok Center for Cognitive Neuroscience University of California, Irvine Mirror neurons are the rock stars of cognitive neuroscience...
      January 16, 2012Evolution

      Epigenetics: A Turning Point in Our Understanding of Heredity

      In a study published in late 2011 in Nature , Stanford University geneticist Anne Brunet and colleagues described a series of experiments that caused nematodes raised under the same environmental conditions to experience dramatically different lifespans...
      November 3, 2010Mind & Brain

      Open Lab 2010: Only One Month Left to Submit!

      There is only one month left for submissions! Dig through your archives, through other people’s archives and submit! I’ve already started to contact potential reviewers for this year’s anthology...
      November 11, 2010Mind & Brain

      Open Lab Update: Twenty Days Left!

      Only twenty days left for submissions! Dig through your archives, through other people’s archives and submit! I’ve already started to contact potential judges for this year’s anthology...
      December 1, 1993The Sciences

      Annual Index 1993

      May 1, 2016Behavior

      The Biological Blessings of Friendship

      Researchers delving into genetics, social networks and animal behavior are discovering how friendship affects our health and well-being—and how it played a part in our evolutionary story...
      February 1, 2007The Sciences

      Letters to the Editors, February 2007

      November 1, 2009Mind & Brain

      Secrets of How Meditation Works

      New research reveals the cell mechanisms underlying a meditative state
      July 14, 2010Mind & Brain

      Yawn! Yawn! Yawn! Yawn! Yawn! Contagious Yawn!

      It’s been a pretty long stressful week around here, and not just because of Pepsipocalypse and the resulting fallout. But, well, I’m back, and I have an awesome paper to tell you about...
      January 10, 2011Mind & Brain

      Lemur Week: Ringtailed Lemurs Look Where You’re Looking

      In honor of Science Online, which begins on Thursday night, I will be writing about lemurs this week. Why lemurs? Because on Friday morning, as a part of Science Online, I will be taking a tour of the Duke Lemur Center...
      September 11, 2013MIND Guest Blog

      The Neuroscience Revolution Will Be Crowdsourced

      As Albert Einstein famously said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” The history of science is littered with so-called “intractable”  problems that researchers later cracked wide open using techniques their ancestors could hardly imagine...
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