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One of the recent waves of insight moving across neuroscience research tells us that our brains, for all their wonder, frequently get in their own way. What seems increasingly evident is that we don’t have precise machines running behind our eyes, but rather an enormous collection of imprecise processing modules [...]
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In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a doctor uses a technology to track and erase targeted memories in peoples’ brains. His patients mainly want to forget about painful relationships, which requires purging every memory remnant linked to the relationship. Once the purge is complete, the collective memory—and all [...]
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If you’ve been paying attention to psychology and neuroscience research the last few years, you know that we’ve recently experienced major shifts in thinking about the nature of the brain. Among these, how changeable the brain is from birth to death ranks high. Not long ago the prevailing scientific powers [...]
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Jimi Hendrix devotees around the world are rejoicing to the sound of a previously unreleased tune from the guitar master that's streaming at The Daily Beast. The two-and-a-half minute track, called Station Break, features a guitar solo recorded in 1965, just before Hendrix broke through to rock divinity. Nearly everyone reading will know [...]
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Twenty years ago this year, former Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher Dr. Barry Sears published Enter the Zone: A Dietary Road Map, a book that helped change the discussion about diet and health. Against the established nutritional powers--still clutching the "high carb, low-fat" mantra--Sears championed what he called an "anti-inflammatory" dietary approach to undermining obesity [...]
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WHILE WE'RE YOUNG stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Grodin, Adam Horovitz and Maria Dizza. Directed by Noah Baumbach.
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We now know that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately brought down the aircraft he was entrusted to fly, killing 150 passengers and crew members. Questions are now focused on the co-pilot’s mental state, and whether aviation authorities and airlines take adequate precautions regarding the mental stability [...]
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Pick any ranking of publicly traded companies, and year after year you’ll find Apple in the top three worldwide. To say that its famous logo is ubiquitous is an understatement. It’s everywhere and then some. There’s a better than average chance you’re holding it in your hand as you read this [...]
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Money, we love it. Happiness, we want it. That much we know. What we don’t know, and what reams of research have yet to show definitively, is whether having one really yields the other. A recent symposium of psychology researchers, called Happy Money 2.0: New Insights Into the Relationship Between Money [...]
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Susan Cain’s 2013 book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”, came marching onto the scene like a cavalry of affirmation to the rescue of introverts everywhere, and the march has barely slowed since. The groundswell support for the book’s thesis—that we’re dramatically undervaluing the contributions [...]
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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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