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dopamine

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With Inbox, Google dares to be different

The bold, new interface to Gmail likely will confuse and alienate a lot of people. But somebody needs to give us a better way to handle email overload.

By October 23, 2014

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The season you're born in affects your moodiness, study says

Hungarian research suggests that those born in the summer are moodier adults than those born in the winter.

By October 19, 2014

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This is what social media is doing to your brain

Can you become addicted to social media? Are active social-media users better at multitasking? A video from AsapSCIENCE shows us how social media is changing our brains.

By September 8, 2014

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This is what caffeine does to your brain

Why do regular coffee drinkers seem to need more and more coffee to maintain the buzz? Can coffee actually kill you? An AsapSCIENCE video has answers.

By September 2, 2014

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AI learns like a real toddler

An experiment to create a realistic artificial intelligence consists of a virtual child that interacts with humans and learns in real-time.

By August 24, 2014

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Lights! Neurons! Action! Binge-drinking lab rats go cold turkey

A new study using light to target and stimulate specific neurons in lab rats trained to drink much the way human binge-drinkers do finds the rodents "flat out stopped drinking."

By January 6, 2014

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Science secrets of the scariest haunted houses

ScareHouse taps into neuroscience to take the experience from spooky to psychological thriller. Some visitors get so freaked they end up using their safe word.

By October 31, 2013

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Scientists selectively erase memories from meth-addicted mice

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have managed to successfully isolate and remove memories from the brains of mice.

By September 12, 2013

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Shock: Research says pot makes you lazy (but not psychotic)

Scientists in London conclude that smoking your favored leaf cools down your dopamine-synthesis skills. Their initial hypothesis was that pot contributed to psychosis, which they now doubt.

By July 1, 2013

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Scientists help paralyzed rats walk by 'waking up' spinal cords

A five-year study out of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology demonstrates that a simple chemical cocktail can revive the "innate intelligence" of the spinal column in rats.

By June 4, 2012