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A new study shows that medical marijuana laws seem to decrease traffic fatalities in most states with the laws in place, but there are plenty of questions about the reasons why
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The best of the brain books in 2016 tackled deception, empathy, placebos, gaming, algorithms, microbes and that little voice in your head
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A new study shows how the brain can be tricked into using disgust to boost confidence, and it's all happening behind the veil of consciousness.
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Some in the psychology community believe internet gaming is as addictive as gambling, but does the science support the claims?
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A virus spread for months leading up to the election and claimed millions more votes than any candidate received.
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Walking is perhaps the easiest, cheapest and most enjoyable brain booster we have available--here are a few reasons why.
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The must-read brain science and psych studies of 2016 covered sleep, marijuana, depression, sugar, genetics, memory and more
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Sleep is a powerful ally when we're trying to remember, but an enemy when we'd rather forget, according to new research
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Some in the psychology community believe internet gaming is as addictive as gambling, but does the science support the claims?
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A new study shows how alcohol and stress make for a potentially brain-altering combo, and not in a good way
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A new study shows why force of will alone isn't enough to make progress toward goals.
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New research tests the limits of the placebo effect by removing deception from the equation, but the results aren't without caveats
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Science and tech writer working at the intersection of cognition and culture.
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David DiSalvo is a science writer and public education specialist who writes about the intersection of science, technology and culture. His work has appeared in Scientific American MindPsychology TodayForbesThe Wall Street JournalChicago TribuneMental FlossSlateSalonEsquire and other publications, and he is the writer behind the widely read blogs, Neuropsyched, Neuronarrative and The Daily Brain. He is frequently interviewed about science and technology topics, including appearances on NBC Nightly News and CNN Headline News. 
David has also served as a consulting research analyst and communications specialist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several public and private organizations in the U.S. and abroad. His first non-fiction book, What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite, has been translated into 10 languages and is available worldwide. His second nonfiction book, The Brain in Your Kitchen, is available in e-book format at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. His latest book,Brain Changer, is available at all major booksellers. 
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