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Why Advertising Falls Flat in Individuals With Autism

Individuals with autism may be impervious to misleading marketing. Mental differences are often considered weaknesses, but autism may not be entirely a disability. Continue reading

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There Is a New Link Between Screen-Time and Autism

Don’t expect boys to “grow out of” their obsession with screens. Continue reading

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Can You Hear What You See? More So Than You Imagine

Some forms of synesthesia are shockingly common. Continue reading

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Reality Lies Beyond What We Can Perceive

Objective reality is an illusion: we re-construct the world around ourselves. Continue reading

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Why Brains Won’t Be Beaten by Supercomputers, or Terminators

Are we engineering our way to extinction? Should we fear machines taking over, or can we solve our way out of this puzzle? Continue reading

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Is Organic Food a Scam?

Eggs all in one basket? Organic food isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Continue reading

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Why Carl Sagan’s 1995 Prediction Seems So Prescient

Optimism bias is an evolutionary survival tactic. Continue reading

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Another Limitless Pill Hits the Market. Does It Deliver?

Will brain-power in a bottle ever unlock your inner genius? Continue reading

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The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

Gut feelings influence your mood and well-being. Continue reading

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Big Mistake: Small Kids Left to Their Own Devices

Relaxing rules for kids and screen tech is probably a mistake. Continue reading

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Can a TV Series Teach Us to Love Androids?

All of us have all seen and possibly felt the obsessive pull of another, the draw of a potential beloved. But does love’s requirement of “another” mean that the other must be a human being? Continue reading

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Body Language Says it All: Hillary Hides, Donald Emotes

During the surreal experience that was the first presidential debate each contender’s body language sent one consistent message: Hillary hides and Donald runs on emotion. Continue reading

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$50m Judgment Says Brain Training a Sham

Your mother had it right: The most reliable way to improve your thinking is to eat a varied diet, get enough sleep, exercise moderately, and focus on whatever you are doing instead of flitting from one thing to another. Continue reading

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Muscle Memory—It’s In Your Head, Not Your Limbs

Attention matters more than people assume, and what matters most is how you focus and deploy it. Continue reading

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Stressed Out? Try Looking at Some Trees

The mere sight of greenery will calm your nervous system, guaranteed. Continue reading

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