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The DSM-5 Alcohol Debate

By | June 7, 2012

The new version of the diagnostic manual will do away with alcohol dependence and abuse categories in favor of a single “alcohol use disorder” diagnosis.

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Informative Body Odor

By | May 31, 2012

Humans can tell the difference between the body smells of the young and the old, and find that youth is smellier.

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Passing On Stress

By | May 22, 2012

Exposure to an environmental toxin can affect future generations’ ability to handle stressful conditions.

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Battlefield Head Trauma

By | May 17, 2012

A new study suggests that the brain injuries suffered by soldiers in Afghanistan may be similar to those observed in some athletes.

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From Squeaks to Song

By | May 1, 2012

House mice sing melodies out of the range of human hearing, and the crooning is impacting research from evolutionary biology to neuroscience.

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In the introduction to the book, author Marc J. Kuchner tells the story of how one scientist used tricks of the marketing trade to save the Endangered Species Act from the political axe.

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Can War Injuries Spawn Massacres?

By | March 21, 2012

Recent research on the neurological effects of combat might play a role in the defense trial of a US Army soldier who is accused killed 16 Afghan civilians.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Book Excerpt from Pathological Altruism

By | February 1, 2012

In Chapter 1, editors Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, and Michael McGrath introduce the concept of well-intentioned behaviors that go awry.

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Killing with Kindness

By | February 1, 2012

Studying the evolution of altruistic behaviors reveals how knee-jerk good intentions can backfire.

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