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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...

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...

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...

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 It's Like to Live with Visual Snow Syndrome

"For me, it's like looking at the world through a curtain of transparent static. Like the signal isn...

Scientists Alter Monkey Genes to Mimic Autism

Scientists in China report that they have genetically engineered monkeys that could be used to study...

It’s Not Marijuana That’s Behind Declining IQ Scores in Teens, New Studies Indicate

The burned out, slow-witted stoner is a popular stereotype, especially when people think of teenagers...

New Type of Antidepressant Brings Instant Relief in Mice

Scientists have discovered a new use for a drug once dismissed as a safe but useless failure. This drug...

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