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Brain & Behavior

In a world first, researchers at the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing have discovered that a hormone controlling the release of...
A study in the Feb. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows that patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) report a...
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have obtained the first recordings of brain-cell activity in an actively flying fruit...
Why do people with fragile X syndrome, a genetic defect that is the best-known cause of autism and inherited mental retardation, recoil from hugs and...
New research provides fascinating insight into brain changes that might underlie alterations in spiritual and religious attitudes. The study,...
University of Oregon team discovers that separate brain pathways process the start and end of what we hear. A team of University of Oregon...
When we put an idea on the back burner, it goes into a processing area of the brain called the default-mode network. This network enables us to hold...
You stop at a shop window and wonder why someone inside is blatantly staring at you — until you realize this person is you. Scenarios like this are...
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...

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