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For some, the lack of fans might relieve performance anxiety or hurt motivation. But those at the top of their game likely aren’t fazed.
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Stories help people connect with each other and make sense of the world.
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The notoriously asocial creatures may possess some of the brain circuits humans use for social behavior.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of November 23, 2020.
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Video chats tax our attention systems without delivering the same social rewards as in-person interactions — leaving us exhausted and dissatisfied.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of July 20, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of July 8, 2020.
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Theory of mind is your ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts, desires, and beliefs — no telepathic superpowers required.
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Scientists are trying to figure out why so many of us want to pinch babies’ chubby cheeks and squeeze adorable puppies.
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Sleep deprivation puts the brain on high alert, unable to discern a well-natured grin from a threatening scowl.
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From pregnancy to parenthood, child-rearing shapes the brain.
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Researchers are studying the chemicals and structures behind charitable brains.
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