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60-Second Mind

60-Second Mind

Leading science journalists provide a weekly one- commentary on the latest developments in the science of brain and behavior. For a ...

Dexter Talks Psychopath Stress Management

Michael C. Hall, of TV's Dexter, talks about psychopathy with psychologist Kevin Dutton, author of The Wisdom of Psychopaths

Dan Ariely Talks Creativity And Dishonesty

Dan Ariely is a professor of behavior economics at Duke University. His latest book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, explains how ...

Natural Setting and Tech Break Boost Creativity

Volunteers who spent at least four days hiking with no communications or computing technology scored higher on creativity tests upon their ...

Civilian Trauma May Contribute To Combat PTSD

Veterans with PTSD were more likely to have experienced violence or abuse in civilian life, especially during childhood. Karen Hopkin ...

Bad Boys And Gals Present As More Attractive

People who score higher on negative personality traits know how to look hotter when they try harder than do those with more stable ...

When Old Habits Die Easy

New research finds a way to break an embedded habit, even bad habits, at least for mice. Christie Nicholson reports

Rats' Whiskers Inspire New Way to See

Blindfolded subjects were able to successfully use a plastic version of a rat's whisker to help them detect objects. Christie Nicholson ...

Stable or Sexy? It Depends on Ovulation

A women who settles down with what she considers to be a stable man might not find him all that attractive while she is ovulating. Christie ...

Cash Rewards Might Make Us Unhappy

A recent study finds that when we can easily quantify a good we tend to be less happy with it, as opposed to those goods that are less ...

How We Process Horrible Sounds

Researchers develop a model for how we find certain sounds, like nails on a chalkboard, unbearable. Christie Nicholson reports

Helping Your Child Delay Gratification

A recent twist on the famous 'marshmallow test' for children finds that environment and experience plays a big role in a child's ability to ...

When We Hear A Sound

We tend to notice sounds that appear much more often and accurately than sounds that vanish. Christie Nicholson reports.