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human behavior & emotions

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Can You Believe in Science and Still Vote for Trump?

Most people understand the primacy of scientific facts in ordering our personal and public life, but a more primal imperative, tribalism, often wins out.
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Survival of the Human Race Depends on Being Social

Our brains are hard-wired to be social because of its survival value, so how does the 'me first' philosophy of libertarianism mesh with our biology?
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Prepping for Med School? How About Drawing Blood?

How working as a phlebotomist turned out to be good preparation for medical school.
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What is Non-Verbal Learning Disorder?

Children with Non-Verbal Learning Disability are usually more advanced in language than any other area but they have a deficit in visual-spatial processing.
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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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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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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.