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Connectome: A New Way To Think About What Makes You You
Connectome: A New Way To Think About What Makes You You

“You are more than your genes. You are your connectome.”

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This Is Your Brain on Comedy
This Is Your Brain on Comedy

The laugh track as cultural currency, or what David Letterman has to do with the dopamine circuit.

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Science Ink: Carl Zimmer Catalogs the Tattoos of Science Nerds
Science Ink: Carl Zimmer Catalogs the Tattoos of Science Nerds

An anthropology of the geek-rebel, or what astrophysics has to do with the delicacies of the dermis.

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Guitar Zero: A Neuroscientist Debunks the Myth of “Music Instinct” and Learns to Play
Guitar Zero: A Neuroscientist Debunks the Myth of “Music Instinct” and Learns to Play

On nature, nurture, and the neural pathways of possibility.

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The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011
The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011

What it means to be human, how pronouns are secretly shaping our lives, and why we believe.

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Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: A Neuropsychology Reading
Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: A Neuropsychology Reading

Unpacking the lyrics of the iconic happiness anthem to find surprising science-tested insights on well-being.

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