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  • Bears and Predictions

    Bears and Predictions

    Roland Clarke |
    William James used a story about a bear to make an important point about emotions. What does this story tell us about the predictive mind?
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  • The Power of Love: Could Love be a Cognitive Enhancer?

    The Power of Love: Could Love be a Cognitive Enhancer?

    Ben Rifkin |
    Common beliefs hold that “Love” hinders cognitive functioning, and those in love may be looked upon as if they have developed some unfortunate brain disease that will impair their performance, and hinder their careers, or lives. But what does science say?
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  • The heartbeat of a flexible mind

    The heartbeat of a flexible mind

    Matthijs de Wit |
    The time interval between our heartbeats is related to both our physical and mental wellbeing, but can it also tell us something about our cognitive abilities?
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  • Why stress is not so easily forgotten

    Why stress is not so easily forgotten

    Whether an embarrassing blunder, the death of a friend or a missed train to a very important appointment: we seem remember stressful situations better than normal day-to-day events. But why is this the case? Why does our stress keep haunting us?
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  • When all alarms go off

    When all alarms go off

    Lisa Landman |
    Everyone gets scared sometimes, but people with anxiety experience fear even when there is no direct threat around. What makes the way people typically assess dangers and the way anxious people do this so different?
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