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Can We Control Our Fears?



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Mind Matters Sciam.com's "seminar blog" on the sciences of mind and bbrain. Each week, top researchers in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry explain and discuss the research driving their fields...

March 27, 2007 — David Dobbs

Attention Must Be Paid



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Mind Matters Mind Matters is Sciam.com's "seminar blog" on the sciences of mind and brain.

March 20, 2007 — David Dobbs

Closing the Racial Achievement Gap

Welcome to the fifth installment of Mind Matters Sciam.com's "seminar blog" on the sciences of mind and brain. Each week, top researchers describe their disciplines' most significant new findings -- and what they, as fellow researchers, find most exciting, maddening, significant, odd, or otherwise noteworthy in the research driving their fields...

February 20, 2007 — David Dobbs

Big Decision: Head or Gut? Hmm ...

This week's paper is On Making the Right Choice: The Deliberation-Without-Attention Effect by Ap Dijksterhuis, Maarten W. Bos, Loran F. Nordgren and Rick B.

February 3, 2007 — David Dobbs

Red Spot, Jr.

Because astronomy is one of the ancient sciences we have learned much over centuries of observation. This continuity has also given us a perspective that has allowed us to understand that we live on diminutive planet that is part of a dynamic, even violent solar system...

March 23, 2006 — Michael J. Battaglia

Don't Forget About the Little Ethical Lapses

Since the whole South Korea stem-cell fiasco broke, there has been a lot of discussion about ethics in science. The discussion is certainly necessary, but it has a certain deja vu quality to it...

January 6, 2006 — George Musser

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