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How humans predict other's decisions

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) in Japan have uncovered two brain signals in the human prefrontal cortex involved in how humans predict the decisions of other people. Their results suggest that the ...

Jun 20, 2012
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Beyond blue eyes or brown eyes—rethinking genetics

We often hear that traits are "genetic." And to many of us, that's code for "fate." If both our parents are tall, we think our kids will be too. Or if our grandmother has Alzheimer's disease, we assume that's our future as ...

Oct 05, 2017
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Can genetics play a role in education and well-being?

When Daniel Benjamin was just beginning his PhD program in economics in 2001, he attended a conference with his graduate school advisers. They took in a presentation on neuroeconomics, a nascent field dealing with how the ...

Jul 04, 2017
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Depicting as a method of communication

When we think of language, we usually think of words, phrases, and sentences—strings of abstract symbols. In research over the past 50 years, cognitive and social scientists have developed extensive accounts of how people ...

Mar 03, 2016
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Concern over skin whitener marketing

A study led by a James Cook University marketing expert has raised concerns over the ethics of the marketing of skin-whitening products, widely available in Australia.

Jan 22, 2015
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