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From Fruit Flies to Nobel Prize: The Circadian Rhythm Story

The discoveries of this year's Nobel Prize winners paves the way for the development of therapeutics that could provide benefit to billions of people.
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Understanding Rebellious and Risky Behavior in Adolescents

Adolescent risk-taking is based on neural and hormonal changes that impact their behavior. Parents should shepherd them to self-discovery by giving them some room to explore.
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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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What Differentiates Creative Geniuses From the Rest

The difference between creative geniuses and the rest of us lies in the intensity of interactions of the association cortices. They see things in ways we cannot.
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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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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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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.