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How people want to feel determines whether others can influence their emotions

In a new study, Stanford psychologists examined why some people respond differently to an upsetting situation and learned that people’s motivations play an important...

Scientists Slow Progression of Debilitating Neurodegenerative Disorder

An international study led by scientists in Oakland and Munich, Germany, may offer hope to children and adults with a rare and debilitating genetic...

Emotional violence in childhood, adolescence associated with suicidal thoughts

Early exposure to emotional violence “significantly” increases the chances that youths will contemplate suicide, according to new research from three countries conducted by Washington...

If asked the right way, toddlers will choose broccoli over cake

“Would you like cake or broccoli?” If you ask a child under the age of 3, the answer – eight times out of 10...

When family or pets are in trouble in water, reason goes out the window

Scientists from James Cook University and Royal Life Saving Society - Australia have found reason can go out the window when people’s family members,...

Researchers find a brain circuit that filters unwanted sensory input

Imagine trying to focus on a friend’s voice at a noisy party, or blocking out the phone conversation of the person sitting next to...

Neuroscientists develop a new model for autism

Using the genome-editing system CRISPR, researchers at MIT and in China have engineered macaque monkeys to express a gene mutation linked to autism and...

Our brains appear uniquely tuned for musical pitch

In the eternal search for understanding what makes us human, scientists found that our brains are more sensitive to pitch, the harmonic sounds we...

Intelligence Community Benefits From Collaborations, And Can Do Better

An analysis of U.S. intelligence programs aimed at collaborating with academic and industry partners finds that these collaborations are valuable for addressing complex intelligence...

In romantic relationships, people do indeed have a ‘type’

If you've ever come out of a bad relationship and decided you need to date someone different from your usual "type," you're not alone. However,...

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