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The Dark Side of Daylight Savings Time: Science Sheds Light on Sleep Deprivation

Millions of North Americans woke up bleary-eyed and unusually fatigued today as they began their first work week of the year on daylight saving time. ... More>


Lefties vs. Righties: How we decide differently


Different Bodies, Different Minds

We like to think of ourselves as rational creatures, absorbing information, weighing it carefully, and making thoughtful decisions. But, as it turns out, we’re kidding ourselves. Over the past few decades, scientists have shown there are many different internal and external factors influencing how we think, feel, communicate, and make decisions at any given moment. One particularly powerful influence may be our own bodies, according to new research reviewed in the December issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ... More>


Ritalin and Other Cognitive-Enhancing Drugs Probably Won’t Make You Smarter