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Your brain wiring is like a city, says neuroscience

Your brain wiring is like a city, says neuroscience | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Mapping the brain’s connections reveals a city grid like arrangement.

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Suppressing Feelings of Compassion Makes People Feel Less Moral

It’s normal to not always act on your sense of compassion—for example, by walking past a beggar on the street without giving them any money. Maybe you want to save your money or avoid engaging with a homeless person. But even if suppressing compassion avoids these costs, it may carry a personal cost of its own, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. After people suppress compassionate feelings, an experiment shows, they lose a bit of their commitment to morality.


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Leave It to Science: Does It Pay to Be Beautiful?

Leave It to Science: Does It Pay to Be Beautiful? | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

According to a recent survey of two thousand women, a staggering 25 percent would rather win America’s Next Top Model than a Nobel Prize. Picking beauty over brains might be a bit shallow, but is it also a bad choice? In other words: is being attractive a blessing or a curse?


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