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What if the primary purpose of dreaming isn’t psychological at all? In a paper published last month in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Dr....
Despite minimal exposure to the regular geometric objects found in developed countries, African tribal people perceive shapes as well as westerners,...
Can the mere thought of your loved one reduce your pain? Yes, according to a new study by UCLA psychologists that underscores the importance of...
Good readers learn from repeating auditory signals, poor readers do not. The vast majority of school-aged children can focus on the voice of a...
The long-held theory that our brains use different mechanisms for forming long-term and short-term memories has been challenged by new research from...
Autism affects 1 in 150 children today, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Despite its...
Researchers Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have discovered a mechanism that controls the brain's ability to...
Living with pain is stressful, but a surprisingly short investment of time in mental training can help you cope. A new study examining the...
The denial of one’s own existence might seem a desperate philosophical strategy, but denying the reality of the self is a line which a number of...
Newborns cry differently depending on their mother tongue. In the first days of their lives, French infants already cry in a different way to German...

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