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What we're learning about the mind and brain, and how we can use this knowledge for increased well-being.
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Steven Pinker - Human Nature’s Pathologist

Steven Pinker - Human Nature’s Pathologist | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
In his latest book, Steven Pinker, a leading advocate of evolutionary psychology, says our brains have produced a far less violent world.
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Study: Inherited Alzheimer's Detectable 20 Years Before Symptom Onset | Philly | 11/02/2011

Early diagnosis critical to preserving patients' mental abilities and memories, researchers say...
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Autism News, Live from 2011 Society for Neuroscience Meeting ...

Autism News, Live from 2011 Society for Neuroscience Meeting ... | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
I just returned from a fantastic week of reporting on autism news at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting and Cell Symposia autism satellite meeting. Check out my stories from the trip: News stories: Researchers ...
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Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It's not simply "emotion on the right, reason on the left," but something far more complex and interesting.
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An Upside to Envy, and a New Reason for That Commandment

An Upside to Envy, and a New Reason for That Commandment | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
New experiments show an upside to coveting — along with one new reason to have a commandment against it.
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Science Has Discovered A Lot About Your Moods By Reading Your ...

Science Has Discovered A Lot About Your Moods By Reading Your ... | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A study in the journal Science examined more than 500 million tweets in 84 countries over two years in order to study the mood patterns of these 140-character-writers and what they found out may or may not surprise you.
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The Creative Brain On Exercise | Fast Company

The Creative Brain On Exercise | Fast Company | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

For artists, entrepreneurs, and any other driven creators, exercise is a powerful tool in the quest to help transform the persistent uncertainty, fear, and anxiety that accompanies the quest to create from a source of suffering into something less toxic, then potentially even into fuel.

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New study finds link between ADHD-like behavior and sleep habits

New study finds link between ADHD-like behavior and sleep habits | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A new study finds that children's bedtime habits can lead to a misdiagnosis of ADHD, according to the New England Center for Pediatric Psychology.
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Teenage Brains

Teenage Brains | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Beautiful Brains: Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults.
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The Plastic Brain: UAB Neuroscientists Stretch the Boundaries of the Mind

UAB scientists on the cutting edge of neuroscience discuss their mind-bending research.
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Maslow 2.0: A New and Improved Recipe for Happiness

Maslow 2.0: A New and Improved Recipe for Happiness | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A study based on a survey of thousands of people from 123 countries reveals the universal needs that make us happy...
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Why is Average IQ Higher in Some Places?

Why is Average IQ Higher in Some Places? | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A surprising theory about global variations in intelligence...
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The Pitfalls of Positive Thinking: Scientific American

The Pitfalls of Positive Thinking: Scientific American | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
How rosy thoughts can lead to negative outcomes...
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The Science of Sarcasm? Yeah, Right

The Science of Sarcasm? Yeah, Right | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
How do humans separate sarcasm from sincerity? Research on the subject is leading to insights about how the mind works.
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» 3 Fascinating Facts About Our Brilliant Brains - World of Psychology

» 3 Fascinating Facts About Our Brilliant Brains - World of Psychology | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Our brains do a lot of work behind the scenes to help us function and thrive. But we largely know this already.
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Why It’s Good that the Internet Is Changing Our Brains - Technology - GOOD

Why It’s Good that the Internet Is Changing Our Brains - Technology - GOOD | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Hint: It means we’re evolving....
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Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Tell Languages Apart

Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Tell Languages Apart | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Scientists are teasing out the earliest differences between brains exposed to one language and brains exposed to two.
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Music moves brain to pay attention, Stanford study finds

Music moves brain to pay attention, Stanford study finds | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

"Using brain images of people listening to short symphonies by an obscure 18th-century composer, a research team from the Stanford University School of Medicine has gained valuable insight into how the brain sorts out the chaotic world around it."

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Memory and the Brain: Free Video Lecture

Memory and the Brain: Free Video Lecture | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

Downloadable video lecture from The Great Courses, covering the way that our brains create and shape memories.  With neuroscientist Jeanette Norden of Vanderbilt.

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Why Intuition Makes People More Likely to Believe in God

Why Intuition Makes People More Likely to Believe in God | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
The nature of faith is often a thorny topic for psychology and other sciences to grapple with, but a new study indicates a powerful link between how we think and what we believe.
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Do Happier People Work Harder?

Do Happier People Work Harder? | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

"Employees’ apathy and disengagement cost American businesses a fortune.... Our research shows that inner work life has a profound impact on workers’ creativity, productivity, commitment and collegiality."

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Scientists Reconstruct Brains' Visions Into Digital Video In Historic Experiment

Scientists Reconstruct Brains' Visions Into Digital Video In Historic Experiment | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this process will allow you to record and reconstruct your own dreams on a computer screen.
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Laughter Produces Endorphins, Study Finds

The simple muscular exertions involved in producing laughter cause an increase in endorphins, the brain chemicals known for their feel-good effect.
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Sleep clears the mind: How sleep prepares the brain for new learning « Science in the News

Sleep clears the mind: How sleep prepares the brain for new learning « Science in the News | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
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