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Why Women Are Better than Men at Recognizing Faces

When women were shown images of unfamiliar people, eye-tracking technology showed that they fixed upon the faces <b>10% to 40% more</b> times than men did, suggesting that women’s ability to gather more visual information is what gives them a better memory for faces, says a team from McMaster University in …

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

Despite all the recent advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, there’s still much about the human brain that we do not know. Here are 8 of the …

This Woman Was Born With Three Fingers, But Her Brain Knew All Along What Having Five Would Feel Like

Image: jakub<p>We don’t notice, most of the time, how truly incredible it is that the human brain can walk us through complex tasks, learn languages and …

How Not to Die

Angelo Volandes's low-tech, high-empathy plan to revolutionize end-of-life care<p>Dr. Angelo Volandes is making a film that he believes will change the way you die. The studio is his living room in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston; the control panel is his laptop; the camera crew is a …

Temple Grandin’s The Autistic Brain: An excerpt on the history of the autism diagnosis.

<i>The following article is adapted from</i> The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum<i>, out now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.</i><p>I was fortunate to …

Why I Froze My Eggs (And You Should, Too)

Amid all the talk of 'leaning in' and 'having it all,' we've ignored the most powerful gender-equalizer.<p>Between the ages of 36 and 38, I spent nearly $50,000 to freeze 70 eggs in the hope that they would help me have a family in my mid-40s, when my natural fertility is gone. For this baby …

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DNA at 60, by Donna Dickenson

LONDON – On April 25, 1953, Francis Crick and James Watson published a one-page paper that many believed would revolutionize biological research. …

Press Release: Researchers Discover How Inhibitory Neurons Behave During Critical Periods of Learning

<b>Contact:</b> Jocelyn Duffy / 412-268-9982 / jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu<p>PITTSBURGH—We've all heard the saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks." Now …

Complexity and the Ten-Thousand-Hour Rule

Forty years ago, in a paper in <i>American Scientist</i>, Herbert Simon and William Chase drew one of the most famous conclusions in the study of expertise:<p>There are no instant experts in chess—certainly no instant masters or grandmasters. There appears not to be on record any case (including Bobby …

Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here's why it matters.

It’s tough to prove gender bias.<p>In a real-world setting, typically the most we can do is identify differences in outcome. A man is selected for hire …