Vaishali Verma

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Reflecting on mirror neurons

The discovery of mirror neurons has been touted as one of the most important of modern neuroscience, but what exactly are these cells, and should you believe the hype?<p><i>Chapter 11 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here's the introduction to the book, and my post about the most</i> …

3 Ways To Save Psychotherapy

People have been turning away from psychotherapy in favor of medication for years, despite the evidence that therapy works. Here are a few tips for improving the industry's image.<p>The subtle art of lying on a therapist's couch is in rapid decline. Psychotherapy, the traditional one-on-one weekly …

Elmore Leonard, crime novelist, dies aged 87

Leonard suffered a stroke earlier this month in Detroit<p><b>US crime writer Elmore Leonard, author of such books as Get Shorty, Maximum Bob and Out of Sight, has died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke.</b><p>A statement on his official website said he had died on Tuesday morning "surrounded by his …

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Apple, Google Among Top U.S. Companies Parking Cash Offshore To Reduce Taxes, Study Says

Apple may get the brunt of the attention for its use of offshore havens to offset the taxes it pays in the U.S., but it’s hardly alone.<p>Six of the biggest names in technology — Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Google – ranked in the Top 15 of the 100 publicly-traded …

Area 51 'declassified' in U-2 spy plane history

<b>The CIA has officially acknowledged the secret US test site known as Area 51, in a newly unclassified internal history of the U-2 spy plane programme.</b><p>The document obtained by a US university describes the 1955 acquisition of the Nevada site for testing of the secret spy plane.<p>It also explains the …

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