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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 ...
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Dexter Talks Psychopath Stress Management

01/08/13
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

12/29/12
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

12/22/12
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

12/08/12
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

12/02/12
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

11/25/12
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

11/14/12
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

11/06/12
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

10/29/12
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

10/26/12
Researchers develop a model for how we find certain sounds, like nails on a chalkboard, unbearable. Christie Nicholson reports

Helping Your Child Delay Gratification

10/15/12
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

10/01/12
We tend to notice sounds that appear much more often and accurately than sounds that vanish. Christie Nicholson reports.