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Are Cultural Bias and Prejudice Inherited?

Thirty-seven years after Darwin published his masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, we have a plausible explanation of how the environment can generate heritable behavior.
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How Does Fake News Go Viral?

Social scientists applying models that explained spread of viruses to the spread of memes found them inadequate because they didn't account for human traits.
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Everything You Need to Know About ADHD

There are approximately 10 million U.S. adults with ADHD. They remain at risk for low self-esteem and occupational failure, especially if they are not treated.
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Why Political Beliefs Are So Resistant to Change

A large part of the brain, the DMN system, lights up when political beliefs are challenged. It may be responsible for visceral responses to such challenges.
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What Helps to Ensure Cooperation in Diverse Societies?

A study of post-war Bosnia provides insights into what helps (and what doesn't) when it comes to ensuring cooperation in diverse societies. The findings are highly relevant to the divisiveness in U.S. society today.
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The Scientific Evidence that Optimism Leads to Better Health

The underlying factors that govern our health and longevity are not merely cheerfulness vs. moroseness, they are positive vs. negative attitudes, compassion vs. hostility, love vs. hate.
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Age-Related Memory Loss and What Can You Do About It?

As we learn more about the anatomy and physiology of short term memory loss, therapeutics are starting to emerge.
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How Ketamine Infusion Will Transform the Way Depression is Treated

The newest method to treat depression comes is an anesthetic medication, ketamine, that has been used in emergency and operating rooms for more than 50 years.
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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Make You More Honest?

Advances in Deep Brain Stimulation allow for precise manipulation of areas of the brain that control functions in need of a reboot, even those that determine whether we are honest of not.