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Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday Deceptions

Wide Faces Make You Selfish

Wide Faces Make You Selfish

An intriguing new paper in PLoS ONE by Haselhuhn and colleagues suggests that men with wide faces make you selfish.

October 21, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik
Sight and Sound: An Evening with John Williams and Steven Spielberg

Sight and Sound: An Evening with John Williams and Steven Spielberg

We’re sitting in the front row of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, listening to the musicians warm up for the dress rehearsal of tonight’s benefit concert starring John Williams, his movie music, and guest starring Steven Spielberg.

September 28, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik
Illusion of the week: Satan in the Smoke

Illusion of the week: Satan in the Smoke

Twelve years ago today, Photojournalist Mark D. Phillips captured the World Trade Center, engulfed in smoke and flames, seconds after the second plane attack.

September 11, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde
Fat Tuesday: Feed the Addict

Fat Tuesday: Feed the Addict

When the substantia nigra is super charged by food restriction, or drugs, or both, you become super motivated to seek out more food, or more drugs… whatever floats the substantia nigra’s boat.

August 27, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

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