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My lust: A Valentine's Day confession and the psychology of infatuation

Author’s Note: The following was originally posted at The Psychologist Web site as part of their "Sin Week." Once you've read my confession on the sin of lust, be sure to check out my colleagues' shameful confessions about their own gluttony, sloth, pride, wrath, envy and greed at the BPS Research Digest ...

February 14, 2011 — Jesse Bering

Science Blogging 101: Part 1

Earlier today, I had the pleasure of speaking via Skype with Dan Simons‘s graduate-level science writing class. We talked about the ins and outs of academic blogging, and the nature and ecosystem of science communication online, and the students asked some terrific questions...

February 10, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

What Would Reagan Do? Check the MRI

A debate rages on whether President Reagan did or didn't have Alzheimer's disease during his time in office.With what we have learned in the last decade about the disease, the question is relatively meaningless, except perhaps to score political points.The simple answer: of course he did.The newest technology—consisting of imaging and spinal taps—shows  that the disease process begins its relentless course as many as 15 years before a firm diagnosis...

February 7, 2011 — Gary Stix

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