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Why Are You Ticklish? It’s In Your Brain

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The complex wiring in the brain that mediates ticklishness is well described, but why did ticklishness survive when natural selection usually eliminates useless or deleterious traits?
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Studies Reveal How “Super-agers” Retain Young Memories

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If you want to maintain your cognitive function, it takes more than brain games. You must activate many brain areas with seriously hard mental work.
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3 Key Factors to Reducing the Severity of the Mental Health...

Mental health is a global health crisis, but there are 3 key ways to tackle this, according to Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD, Harvard Medical School faculty of psychiatry.
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Are Humans Programmed to Be Violent?

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Violence is deeply rooted in our genes, but we have tools to overcome our genetic imperative—societal order, morals, ethics, police, and a judicial system.
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What’s Going on Inside the Brains of Trump Supporters Redux

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In light of the recent developments in the 2016 Presidential campaign, Dov Michaeli revisits his discussion of confirmation bias and Trump supporters.

Can a Schizophrenia Simulator Explain Imbalances in the Brain?

Scientists and engineers collaborated to build a schizophrenia simulator that can be used to test potential therapies as well as theories about causes of the disorder.

What Do Women Really Want When It Comes to Men?

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What does science have to say about what women want when it comes to men? It turns out, it says a lot, but also very little. Dov Michaeli examines the evolutionary psychology and physiologic evidence.

How Fat Made it Possible to Think

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When we compare ourselves to other species, We all share a secret point of pride: we think, they don't! Thinking brains consume a lot more energy than simpler brains—a challenge we have more than met.
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Do You Know Why Dancing Makes You Feel Happy?

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Music and dance, like language, are forms of communication that are deeply embedded in our brains. They make us feel happy and serve as a glue to our social bonding.