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Burnout Leaves its Mark on the Brain

One consequence of chronic workplace stress may be changes in neural function, making it more difficult for people to regulate their negative emotions. ... More>


Marsh Receives Cozzarelli Prize for Outstanding Research on Altruism

An article by Abigail A. Marsh of Georgetown University has been awarded the 2014 Cozzarelli Prize for excellent, original work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ... More>


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Perspective-Tracking Brain Response Could Help Diagnose Autism

Using brain imaging to examine neural activity associated with our ability to distinguish the self from others may offer scientists a relatively accurate tool for identifying children with autism spectrum […]... More>


Training the Mind Not to Wander


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Selling Sweet Nothings

With childhood obesity rates escalating, psychological scientists are using self-report measures, brain scans, and other methods to reveal how ads for unhealthy foods affect children’s minds — and their eating behaviors. ... More>