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How do anorexics control their appetite?

Many adults, regardless of their weight, resolve to avoid fatty foods and unhealthy desserts. But despite one’s best intentions, when the moment for decision comes, that chocolate lava cake is […]

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Smarter by the minute, sort of

New research is changing long-held ideas of how our minds age, painting a richer picture of different cognitive skills peaking across a lifetime, with at least one — vocabulary — […]

New MIND diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer's disease

‘MIND’ diet may protect against Alzheimer’s

A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if the diet is not meticulously followed, according to a […]

Bats are surprisingly fast decision makers

Bats are surprisingly fast decision makers

Bats are not as stereotyped when they hunt as previously believed. New research shows that these flying mammals are capable of making ultra-fast decisions about how to attack their prey […]

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Magnetic brain stimulation

New technique could lead to long-lasting localized stimulation of brain tissue without external connections. Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and […]

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A More Tolerant America?

As the nation’s headlines turn more and more to issues of tolerance — race, religion, free speech, same sex marriage — research by San Diego State University Psychology Professor Jean […]