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Brain & Behavior

Antisocial boys who abuse drugs, break laws, and act recklessly are not just "bad" kids. Many of these boys may have malfunctioning brains, according...
Developing language skills appears to be more important for boys than girls in helping them to develop self-control and, ultimately, succeed in...
Consciousness has long been the province of philosophers, and most doctors steer clear of their abstract speculations. After all, debating the finer...
Seventy years ago, in 1940, a popular science magazine published a short article that set in motion one of the trendiest intellectual fads of the...
Broca's region is classically regarded as the motor centre for speech. Our ability to form phonemes and words is controlled here. According to the...
For advanced activities of our daily life (such as driving a car, or seeing a movie), to be awake is important. It has been known so far that...
Playing a violent video game can increase aggression, and when a player keeps thinking about the game, the potential for aggression can last for as...
Deleting a certain gene in mice can make them smarter by unlocking a mysterious region of the brain considered to be relatively inflexible,...
A specific region of the brain appears to be larger in individuals who are good at turning their thoughts inward and reflecting upon their decisions...
Simply getting older is not the cause of mild memory lapses often called senior moments, according to a new study by researchers at the Rush...

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