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Beautiful Minds

In Defense of Working Memory Training

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One minute we’re being told that brain training makes you smarter, and the next minute we’re told it’s all bogus. Confused? I don’t blame you. The research literature on brain training is confusing and even sometimes contradictory. This is the way of science. I believe, however, that there is hope in making sense of things if the field and the [...]

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MIND Guest Blog

How to Help the Growing Female Prison Population

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Orange Is the New Black, the popular Netflix show based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, brought female prisons into America’s living room, highlighting several issues that are plaguing the correctional system. While the show exaggerates some of the illegal activities that happen in a prison, it accurately depicts how security personnel can exacerbate the [...]

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Observations

Stunted Growth from Common Causes Threatens Children’s Later Achievement

PHILADELPHIA—Severe malnourishment of mothers and their children can cause lifelong growth deficiencies and health problems, warned scientists at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting in Philadelphia on Wednesday. But a lack of nutritious food isn’t the only culprit. Stunting, severe wasting and poor growth while in utero are together responsible for [...]

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