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The Science of Orgasms and Your Brain on Porn
The Science of Orgasms and Your Brain on Porn

Inside the complex tangle of biology and behavior that shapes our relationship with and experience of sex.

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The Science of How Music Enchants the Brain, Animated
The Science of How Music Enchants the Brain, Animated

How harmony, melody, and rhythm trigger the same reward systems that drive our desires for food and sex.

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Jesse Bering on the Adaptive Value and Neurochemistry of Heartbreak
Jesse Bering on the Adaptive Value and Neurochemistry of Heartbreak

The science of why it’s possible to actually die of a broken heart.

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How Consciousness Evolved and Why a Planetary “Übermind” Is Inevitable
How Consciousness Evolved and Why a Planetary “Übermind” Is Inevitable

“There is no reason why this web of hypertrophied consciousness cannot spread to the planets and, ultimately, beyond the stellar night to the galaxy.”

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Why Success Breeds Success: The Science of “The Winner Effect”
Why Success Breeds Success: The Science of “The Winner Effect”

Biochemistry and the self-reinforcing upward spiral of winning.

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The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are
The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are

Hume was a neuroscientist, or what early aviation has to do with the psychology of identity.

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