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Daily Routines in Early Childhood: Help or Hindrance?

“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. [It] was due the next day. We were out at

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“Neuro-Prediction”

The invaluable Neuroskeptic debunks yet another example of neuro-prediction. Let the brain science consumer beware…

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In the News

The controversy over famous patient Henry Molaison — a.k.a. H.M. — is #7 on the Guardian’s list of top science news stories of 2016. In brief: Luke Dittrich has accused memory researcher Suzanne Corkin of several ethical breaches — including

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The Nurture Effect: How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World by Anthony Biglan, PhD

What if there existed a secret recipe for curing nearly all of our most serious societal ills? Dr. Anthony Biglan, a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute and an expert on the prevention of problematic behaviors in children and

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Does Internet Use “Rewire Adolescent Brains”?

Our very own Kathryn Mills says: we’ve got a lot of anecdotes, but not a lot of evidence, suggesting that internet use is meaningfully changing — much less damaging — adolescent brains. For example: one study that Mills cites tracks

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Dreaming of a Snowy Holiday Season?

This trippy video from TedEd gives some insight into the neural process of imagination.

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Thinking VERY Slowly about “Thinking, Fast and Slow”

Five years later, economics blogger Jason Collins rereads–and rereviews–Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow.

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Teacher Evaluations: Your Thoughts?

A report by the non-partisan Brookings Institute says that teacher evaluations are “a waste of time and money.” Your thoughts?

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Home News: Congratulations, Stephanie!

Our very own Stephanie Sasse is a co-author of a just-published paper in the Journal of Experimental Psychology–General. Quick summary: adolescents are different! Stephanie’s summary? See her blog article next month…

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Drifting Away: The Cognitive Benefits—and Perils—of Mind-Wandering

You’re in the middle of a meeting or driving to work and your mind drifts off to… …chores on your to-do list, or …a recent argument with a friend, or …the grand possibilities of your future life. You may not