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Cutting-edge stories and information about the mind. Psych editor, Dov Michaeli, can be contacted at info@thedoctorweighsin.com.

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What Makes Humans Exceptional? Our Neurobiology

What makes humans exceptional animals? Turns out we have an area of the brain that is not found in other animals and may be the basis for our ability to plan.

The Fascinating History of the Color Blue

In ancient literature, the sea and sky were described as anything but blue, perhaps because it was not as important to them as black, white, and red.
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How Gratitude Can Change Your Life for the Better

Research has documented that gratitude has beneficial effects on health that can be measured objectively.
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Getting Hit By A Truck Taught Me The Power of Love

After being hit by a truck and critically injured, Vicki learned that the power of love and goodness from strangers can change your life in unexpected ways.
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Are Political Views Hard-Wired in the Brain?

There is still a big gap in our knowledge between fixation of memories in the brain and fixed political views, but we know when experiences are embedded in long-term memory, thick protein bridges between the neurons "solidify" the circuits.
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The Key to Happiness: Think with Your Senses, Feel with Your Mind

By noticing what you sense organically, you can expand your brain and focus your mind. Sensual thinking is being in step with timing, purpose, and love. It's a good choice!
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The Ancient Human Language of Music

Music and dance are uniquely human activities that have accompanied human evolution since we became full-fledged social animals.
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Selective Memory in the Age of Facebook

It's easy to understand the power of Facebook: Memories are reinforced by repetition and forgetting is induced when messages come from outside of your tribe.
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What Should You Do if Your Top Performer Is Toxic?

Not only do toxic employees violate a company's values, they also have a financial cost that can be calculated and shared with others in the organization to help spur action.
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7 All Natural Ways to Treat ADHD

Natural interventions such as brainwave entraining music, diet, behavioral therapy, and meditation may provide viable alternatives to ADHD medications.
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TedMed17: Chimpanzee Politics, Ebola, Music after Heartbreak

Day 1 of TedMed 2017 featured talks on chimpanzee politics, the sad aftermath of the Liberian Ebola epidemic, and new music created by Zoe Keating after her tragic loss.
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Mental Health Matters for Gun Violence Survivors

Recovery from gun violence is hard enough without being treated as a piece of evidence in the courtroom of the Internet. As the buzz fades, we must not forget those affected.

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