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      September 29, 2009Mind & Brain

      The problem with psychopaths: a fearful face doesn't deter them

      Buon giorno from Florence, where I’m presently under the Tuscan sun—sizzling like bacon, I should add—as a hive of awestruck, pale-legged American tourists wearing Nikes, cargo shorts and Polo shirts descend with digital cameras at the ready on the Renaissance city’s signature Duomo in the Piazza Della Signoria...
      August 21, 2007The Sciences

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      Mind Matters where top researchers in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry explain and discuss the findings and theories driving their fields.
      September 28, 2011Mind & Brain

      Goldie Hawn Plunges into Brain Science

      ASPEN. When I arrived at the Aspen Meadows Resort for the Second Annual Aspen Brain Forum last Thursday evening, Goldie Hawn was getting out of a vehicle near the entrance.
      November 1, 2015Mind & Brain

      With Age Comes Happiness: Here's Why

      New research is unraveling how and why the elderly “choose happiness”
      December 22, 2003Mind & Brain

      Unmaking Memories: Interview with James McGaugh

      In the sci-fi thriller Paycheck, an engineer has his memory erased after completing a sensitive job. Scientific American.com spoke with a leading neurobiologist to find out just how close scientists are to controlling recall...
      July 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      Inside Our Emotions

      From kinky pleasures to artistic expression to love, two new offerings explore the waythe brain processes feelings.
      January 1, 2014Mind & Brain

      Psychopaths Might Have an Impaired Empathy Circuit

      Social apathy may arise from deficient connections among emotional brain centers
      March 1, 2013The Sciences

      MIND Reviews: Why Humans Like to Cry

      November 10, 2008Mind & Brain

      A Bitter Placebo to Swallow

      Research shows that the items surrounding a successful medical treatment, like the type of drink we use to wash down a pill, can sometimes be as effective as the pill itself. Christie Nicholson reports...
      March 18, 2009Mind & Brain

      Wiping Out Bad Memories

      Research published in the journal Science last week shows the successful obliteration of a specific memory in mice. Christie Nicholson reports
      November 1, 2013Mind & Brain

      Famous "Trolley Problem" Exposes Moral Instincts

      July 1, 1996Mind & Brain

      Waking Up

      Finding a purpose for sleep has been as elusive as rest to an insomniac, but researchers are getting much closer
      November 11, 2012Mind & Brain

      Infant Stress Affects Teen Brain

      Two-decade study reveals neural connection between early stress and anxiety and depression in girls.
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