News tagged with behavioral science

Exploring the brain's relationship to habits

(Medical Xpress)—The basal ganglia, structures deep in the forebrain already known to control voluntary movements, also may play a critical role in how people form habits, both bad and good, and in influencing ...

Jan 15, 2013
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Study shows BPA exposure in fetal livers

New research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health found BPA, or bisphenol A, in fetal liver tissue, demonstrating that there is considerable exposure to the chemical during pregnancy.

Dec 03, 2012
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Reducing 20/20 hindsight bias

You probably know it as Monday-morning quarterbacking or 20/20 hindsight: failures often look obvious and predictable after the fact—whether it's an interception thrown by a quarterback under pressure, ...

Nov 26, 2012
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