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Distinct Stages of Thinking Revealed by Brain Activity Patterns

By combining two analytical strategies, researchers were able to use fMRI to identify patterns of brain activity that aligned with four distinct stages of problem solving. ... More>


Children Learn to Take Turns for Mutual Gain

It takes children until they are about 5 years old to learn to take turns with others, while the social skill seems to elude chimpanzees of all ages. ... More>


Turns Out You Really Do Think Brilliant Thoughts in the Shower


The Creative Power of ‘Outsiders’

New research shows that “insiders” and “outsiders” use different cognitive processes and strategies to generate creative breakthroughs. ... More>


Liberals and Conservatives Solve Problems Differently