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Brain & Behavior

Here's a concept I'm playing with and may soon have occasion to deploy in my work on introspection: cognitive shielding. By Eric Schwitzgebel...
Members of a group or team will work harder when they're competing against a group with lower status than when pitted against a more highly ranked...
Neuroscientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and their colleagues have tied the human aversion to losing money to a specific...
Advanced maternal age is linked to a significantly elevated risk of having a child with autism, regardless of the father's age, according to an...
Introspection, the direct examination of the contents of our own minds, seems itself to be in many minds at the moment. The latest issue of the...
Prions are a special class of proteins best known as the source for mad cow and other neurodegenerative diseases. Despite this negative reputation,...
From the intro: Introspection, as the term is used in contemporary philosophy of mind, is a means of learning about one's own currently ongoing, or...
Important new research about the effects of acupuncture on the brain may provide an understanding of the complex mechanisms of acupuncture and could...
Researchers at Deakin University believe they have discovered how the omega-3 fatty acid DHA can help prevent brain cells from dying – a finding...
Until now, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was related to alterations in the brain affecting attention and cognitive processes....

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