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Looks Can Taste Deceiving: How Color Can Affect Taste

Is it possible that our vision can affect our taste perception? Let’s review some examples of studies that claim to have demonstrated that sometimes what we see can override what we think we taste...

October 29, 2013 — Cheryl G. Murphy
How I Recovered My Social Skills after Schizophrenia

How I Recovered My Social Skills after Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia can seriously impair the ability to relate to people, but with effort, a degree of normalcy can be attained. As someone who lives with schizophrenia, this is glaringly obvious to me...

October 24, 2013 — Michael Hedrick

A Slacker Clock to Beat Jet Lag?

In Around the World in 80 days, the protagonists faced a lifetime’s worth of calamities – failing suspension bridges, raids, abductions, hurricanes—but they were spared from one giant headache—jet lag...

October 21, 2013 — Shelly Fan
Brain Stimulation Can Control Compliance with Social Norms

Brain Stimulation Can Control Compliance with Social Norms

Human beings are utterly dependent on a complex social structure for their survival.  Since all behavior is controlled by the brain, human beings may have evolved specialized neural circuits that are responsible for compliance with society’s rules.  A new study has identified such a region in the human brain, and researchers can increase or decrease [...]..

October 3, 2013 — R. Douglas Fields
NeuroLeadership

NeuroLeadership

What’s different about the brain of a transformational or visionary leader? What are the neurological markers of more complex and adaptable leaders?

September 18, 2013 — Sean Hannah, Pierre Balthazard, Robert W. Thatcher and David A. Waldman

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