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Running and Hypothermia

The news yesterday of the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon shook me to the core. For most of us distance runners, the goal of running Boston is one that gleams in front of us forever: it will probably never happen, but oh, to imagine if it could...

April 16, 2013 — Scicurious

Cooperation after a tragedy: When our hearts know better than our minds.

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers -- so many caring people in this world." - Fred Rogers The exact details of what happened today on Boylston Street are still being sorted out, but multiple reports are confirming that two bombs were detonated close to the finish line of today's Boston Marathon, killing at least two people and wounding dozens of others.As a social psychologist, there are so many reasons to expect that this should end up revealing an absolute low point for humanity...

April 15, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

In Defense of Working Memory Training

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...

April 15, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Create Your Own Phantom Hand

People who lose a limb often experience the sensation of still having the missing arm or leg. Phantom limbs, in fact, have spurred a whole line of independent research among neuroscientists.But it appears that all of us may be capable of these sensations, even if arms and legs remain intact...

STAFFApril 13, 2013 — Gary Stix

Neuroscience in Fiction: Fat Farm

Ed. note: This post originally appeared on “The law says that there is only one possible Barth in all the world. And you aren’t it.

April 12, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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