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when to kill
2015-04-08 10:55:29

When playing Call of Duty or any other kind of shoot-em-up game, you may (or may not) feel a slight twinge of guilt when killing an “innocent civilian".

extrovert brain
2015-02-26 14:59:07

If you’ve ever been cornered by an extrovert at a party, they’ll probably fall into one of two categories: "affiliative" chatterers or “agentic" self-starters.

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2015-02-14 11:47:50

Researchers found that when gambling, monkeys will choose to know if they won or not over greater rewards. Wait, monkeys can gamble?

marijuana
2014-11-11 11:54:53

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found a connection between long-term marijuana use and brain abnormalities.

junk food
2014-08-29 05:44:16

Testing on rats has shown that too much junk food may teach our brains to disregard the need for a balanced diet. Reduced self-control from eating bad food could chart a course to overeating and obesity that becomes increasingly difficult to deviate from.

Study Looks At Association Between Childhood Maltreatment And Volume Of Cerebral Grey Matter
2014-06-19 03:11:11

An international study has analysed the association between childhood maltreatment and the volume of cerebral grey matter, responsible for processing information. The results revealed a significant deficit in various late developing regions of the brain after abuse.

Rats Experience Regret Similar To Humans
2014-06-09 13:11:59

Are rats capable of showing emotions, such as regret? A new study from the University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Neuroscience suggests they can.

MRI Study Shows How The Brain Finds Beauty In Mathematics
2014-02-13 12:39:43

To many people math is work, often times hard work. Yet for those who appreciate the beauty of mathematics it can activate the same part of the brain that can appreciate great art or music.

2014-01-22 11:09:41

In Europe as well as worldwide, cocaine is the second most frequently used drug after cannabis.

How Brain Makes Toss Up Decisions
2013-12-06 13:48:39

A new field of study called neuroeconomics combines neuroscience and economics to try and understand how the brain makes toss-up decisions.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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