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Mental Map

By | November 13, 2013

From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.

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That New Baby Smell

By | September 25, 2013

New moms’ brains show a stronger response to infant body odor than do the brains of women who aren’t mothers.

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Brain-Based Labels Bunk?

By | August 19, 2013

An fMRI study shows speculations that people are “left-brained” versus “right-brained” are not backed by evidence.

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Getting Psychopaths to Empathize

By | July 25, 2013

Feeling for other people may not come naturally to psychopaths, but they could be capable of putting themselves in others’ shoes.

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Big-Bird Brain

By | May 1, 2013

Children watching clips of Sesame Street inside fMRI scanners yield unprecedented insights into the functioning of their brains.

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Bad Stats Plague Neuroscience

By | April 16, 2013

A new study blames the unreliable nature of some research in the field on underpowered statistical analyses.

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Brain Activity Predicts Re-arrest

By | March 27, 2013

Researchers demonstrate that brain activity in response to a decision-making challenge predicts the likelihood that released prisoners will be re-arrested.

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Why Older People Get Scammed

By | December 4, 2012

Elderly people are worse at spotting untrustworthy faces, possibly due to decreased activity in the brain region associated with such perceptions.

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Freestyle fMRI

By | November 21, 2012

Brain scans of rap artists taken during improvised performances provide a snapshot of creative flow.

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An “Unconscious” Man Talks

By | November 14, 2012

Functional magnetic resonance images of a vegetative patient’s brain communicate to doctors that he’s conscious and not in pain.

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