Category Archives: Brain

Math Anxiety…And What to Do About It

Without aggressive intervention, the real danger exists that you or someone you love could end up majoring in art history. Continue reading

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Study Shows Creativity and Madness are the Same Genetic Disease

A study in Nature Neuroscience shows that creativity and madness may share the same genetic underpinnings. Continue reading

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Rewarding a Child’s Good Behavior Can Lead to… Bad Behavior

Study shows that our intuition about positive reinforcement can be exactly wrong: Rewarding a child’s sharing resulted in the child choosing to share less. Continue reading

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Insight Strikes! But Can You Trust It?

Life doesn’t always offer insight. But when it does, it’s probably right. Continue reading

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What Kind of Person is Best Friends With a Narcissist?

It may not be that narcissists seek versions of themselves, but that they can’t help but be stuck with themselves. Continue reading

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Study Shows Surprising Skill That Underlies Math and Reading

Kids tend to excel or struggle in math and reading together. That’s because one skill underlies both. Hint: It’s not just general intelligence. Continue reading

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Census Bureau Paper: Immigration Boosts Wages

Paper from US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies shows that diversity borne of immigration boosts wages and productivity in STEM fields. Continue reading

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Persistence and Flexibility: A Dual Path to Creativity

If you think broadly enough, you will inevitably happen upon good ideas even among the bad ones. If you think deeply enough, you will eventually dig through mundane ideas and into original ones below. Continue reading

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Online Games Show (and may Change) Personality

New research shows you bring some of your personality into online games…and soon the game may put a bit of itself into your personality. Continue reading

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What Creates the Human Idea of Fairness?

MIT study of Tsimane’ People shows how fairness switches from “egalitarian” (everything split equally) to “merit-based” (more work equals more reward). Continue reading

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