Depressed Like You: The Myth of Teen Angst

Depressed Like You: The Myth of Teen Angst

From a distance depression can seem like no big deal....
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Can Dietary Supplements Boost Brain Power?

Can Dietary Supplements Boost Brain Power?

Scan the vitamin aisle in your local supermarket and you'll...
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Growing Brains Meet Growing TV Lineups: The Effects of TV on Cognition

Growing Brains Meet Growing TV Lineups: The Effects of TV on Cognition

Forget baseball, it turns out that watching TV is America's...
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Movement: The Spark of Life

Movement: The Spark of Life

The principal reason that animals have a brain and plants...
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A Mixed Blessing for Memory: Stress and the Brain

A Mixed Blessing for Memory: Stress and the Brain

Everyday life can be filled with stressful situations. Giving a...
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Think like an Ancient Egyptian: The First Mention of the Brain

Think like an Ancient Egyptian: The First Mention of the Brain

The brain is the center of intelligence and reason, but...
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Testing the Brain: What Neurological Exams Can Tell Us About Ourselves

Testing the Brain: What Neurological Exams Can Tell Us About Ourselves

Medicine today possesses tools capable of peering into the most...
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“Left Brain” “Right Brain”: The Mind in Two

“Left Brain” “Right Brain”: The Mind in Two

Everyone knows the popular myths about the two brain hemispheres:...
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Happy 25th Birthday Multiple Intelligences

Happy 25th Birthday Multiple Intelligences

I was recently looking for something in my bookshelves, and...
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Our Elusive Sense of Humor

Our Elusive Sense of Humor

Eat a live toad in the morning, and nothing worse...
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How Children Learn A Language: Part 2 – Knowing What to Say and How To Say It

How Children Learn A Language: Part 2 – Knowing What to Say and How To Say It

We're born capable of speaking any language in the world,...
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Illusions: Shape From Motion

Note that since the cylinder is clear (we are seeing...
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Illusions: Anti-images

Before the brain can begin to interpret visual input, light...
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State of the Art: Progress Toward Restoring Vision

State of the Art: Progress Toward Restoring Vision

Throughout the world people who suffer from two of the...
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How Children Learn A Language: Part 1 – Learning How To Talk

How Children Learn A Language: Part 1 – Learning How To Talk

Communicative capability is an obviously essential innate property of all...
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The U.S. Collective Brain Selects a President

The U.S. Collective Brain Selects a President

The U.S. presidential primaries that rumbled through Iowa and New...
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Bright from the Start

Bright from the Start

Infants aren't initially much more than wet noisy pets. They...
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Sound Training Rewires Dyslexic Children’s Brains For Reading

Sound Training Rewires Dyslexic Children’s Brains For Reading

Introduction by Garrison W. Cottrell, Ph.D. This week's article was...
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Children, Vegetables, and the Plight of Plants

Children, Vegetables, and the Plight of Plants

While checking out the fresh produce at our community's marvelous...
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A Conversation with William H. Calvin

A Conversation with William H. Calvin

When I first met Bill Calvin it was at a...
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Our Brain, Our Mind, and Free Will

Our Brain, Our Mind, and Free Will

Although the field of psychology has existed for over a...
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