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Psych end of the week

Thinking about strengths and weaknesses. What are the convincing aspects of the argument and what are the limitations and implications? What is missing? What are they not considering?

Totalitarianism in the age of Trump: lessons from Hannah Arendt

The political theorist who wrote about the Nazis and ‘the banality of evil’ in the 60s has become a surprise bestseller. Should we heed her warning that protesting just feeds the chaos?

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, ...

Here Are the Hidden Health Benefits of Your Workout Routine

Find out what hidden perks come with your favorite workout routine beyond basic weight loss and calorie burning.

The Memory Doctor.

Part I: The Ministry of Truth In 1984, George Orwell told the story of Winston Smith, an employee in the propaganda office of a totalitarian regime. Sm ...

The Elusive Charisma of Atlanta

Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 417 with Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf, Willa Paskin and Dana Stevens with the audio player below. Subscribe in iTunes ∙ ...

Lo que podemos lograr con conciencia plena (mindfulness) | Hedy Kober | TEDxRiodelaPlata

Para más charlas de TEDxRíodelaPlata: http://www.tedxriodelaplata.org/ Subtítulos en Español y en Inglés: Julia Teitelbaum Coordinación de Subtítulos: Gisela...

Hormones & desire

Hormones associated with the menstrual cycle appear to drive sexual attraction more than we know.

The genetic battle of the sexes

When we see a toddler showing the first signs of personality, how often are we tempted to say ‘She must get that from her mother’? Such assumptions are quite sensible – after all, our genetic makeup is composed of two copies of 23 chromosomes, one copy inherited from each parent. But is there any scientific reason to believe that some aspects of our behaviour could be inherited from one of our parents, as opposed to both of them?

Personal Space Invasions

Remember the psychological study conducted in a men's room? Think it was silly? Unethical? Let's revisit this study and take a close look.

The c-word that never was: how your senses deceive you | Dean Burnett

Dean Burnett: Our own brains and senses regularly get things wrong, in alarming and amusing ways

What Math Looks Like in the Mind

In a surprise to scientists, it appears blind people process numbers by tapping into a part of their brains that’s reserved for images in sighted individuals.

🔊 Listen Now: Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

The fascinating world of unconscious bias and development policy

In the last few years scientists have exposed thinking patterns that may skew our decision-making. How can we counter these biases in humanitarian work?

Video games can have lasting impact on learning

A computer-based brain training program developed at Yale University helps improve student performance in reading and math — in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new study published Sept. 12 in Scientific Reports.

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs

Generosity down to brain's wiring, new research suggests

How generous a person is could be down to nothing more than the way their brain is wired, new research suggests.

Rules for Social Media, Created by Kids

While parents sometimes impose guidelines, the most important ones are those that children make. They are often unspoken and can be dizzying.

Why women should tell the stories of humanity

For many centuries (and for many reasons) critically acclaimed creative genius has generally come from a male perspective. As theater director Jude Kelly points out in this passionately reasoned talk, that skew affects how we interpret even non-fictional women's stories and rights. She thinks there's a more useful, more inclusive way to look at the world, and she calls on artists -- women and men -- to paint, draw, write about, film and imagine a gender-equal society.

Psychology's Replication Crisis

When a 2011 article claimed to prove the existence of ESP, it triggered a crisis of confidence throughout the behavioral sciences.

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it

Ambitious neuroscience project to probe how the brain makes decisions

Combining expertise from 21 labs in Europe and the US, the International Brain Laboratory will attempt to answer one of the greatest mysteries of all time