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We All May Be on an 'Attention-Distractibility' Spectrum

Some people can concentrate for long periods of time, while others are easily distracted, and this, according...

People Get Stoned for Science, Show Link Between Gene and Cannabis-Induced Psychosis

A rare side effect of smoking weed is experiencing psychosis or paranoia; researchers have identified...

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We Hold Other People's Arguments to a Higher Standard than Our Own

You may be a more reasonable person if you could hear...

Perfect Circles: Why We Can Spot Them, But Can’t Draw Them

In the early 14th century, Pope Benedict sent one of...

Is Consciousness All-or-Nothing?

A pattern of light falls on your retina, and the information is partly processed there before being transmitted...

How Mimicking Facial Expressions Helps Us Read Emotions

"When I wish to find out how wise, or how stupid, or how good, or how wicked is any one, or what are...

You Can Train Your Body into Thinking It’s Had Medicine

Marette Flies was 11 when her immune system turned against her. A cheerful student from Minneapolis,...

Poor Fitness Now May Catch Up to You Later in Life with Smaller Brain Size

How fit someone is in midlife may predict how their brain will have aged decades in the future, according...

Is It Your Brain That Tells Green and Blue Apart or the Language You Use?

The clear, bright yellow of a lemon is a far cry from the flat, waxy color of butter or the soft gold...

Brain Origins of Mystical Experience

While lots of people were happily celebrating the start of a new millennium in the early days of 2001...

Certain Brain Functions May Depend on Season

It's the second week of February, and for many of us in the Northern Hemisphere that means we're hitting...

Sleep Deprivation Linked to False Confessions

In 1996, a 22-year-old Louisiana man confessed to raping, beating and murdering his 14-year-old step...

What Is Microcephaly and What Is Its Relationship to Zika Virus?

This week the World Health Organization declared Zika virus a public health emergency of international...

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