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The Borderline Personality: A Clinical Example

By Perry R. Branson M.D. on March 29, 2011 in ShrinkWrapped
Ms. S finally found the "perfect" man. When the relationship failed he was not only transformed into a "loser" but had always been a loser.

How Dogs Read Our Minds

By Jeff Wise on March 29, 2011 in Extreme Fear
Humans and dogs have a way of intuiting one another’s emotions – of feeling like we know what the other is feeling -- that is unique among all the species on earth. But how they can achieve it is something of a biological puzzle.
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Field Guide to the Shopaholic
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Birth Order and Allergies: Evidence For the Hygiene Hypothes

By Catherine Salmon Ph.D. on March 28, 2011 in Ape Girl
Birth order, allergies and the hygiene hypothesis

The Uncertainty Curse

By Anneli Rufus on March 28, 2011 in Stuck
If your parent is mentally ill yet has never been diagnosed, you grow up never knowing why he or she suffers all day, every day. You believe you can make him or her happy if you just try hard enough. Your parent's paranoia, rage, delusions, sorrow, and/or suicidal urges are your "normal." His or her horror is yours.

Sexual Selection of Rock and Roll

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on March 28, 2011 in Mental Mishaps
Your parents warned you: Rock and Roll would lead to sex and other sinful activities. When I was a teenager, I certainly hoped that was true. Your parents might have been right. Maybe sex is the whole point of music.

Digital Media and the Future of Beginning Reading: Brilliant Babies Reading Words!

Do babies have brain-reading capacity between the critical brain-building years from birth to age four that is creating a paradigm shift in the world of beginning reading? Does baby + parent + computer + fun = the perfect mix for baby reading? Eighty per cent of American children five years of age and under use the Internet on a weekly basis. Something new is happening.

Zoikes, Yesterday Was the 5-Year Anniversary of My Blog

By Gretchen Rubin on March 28, 2011 in The Happiness Project
I'm on vacation, so I'm not posting this week, but I realized with a start that I started my blog five years ago, today. I remember so well writing that first post, and the terror of hitting the button to "publish."

Turning Friends into Porn Stars

By Maryanne Fisher Ph.D. on March 28, 2011 in Love's Evolver
People have been looking at their ‘friends' on Facebook for years now, and men especially have been fantasizing about the people they know using this site. New software now explicitly helps us take those unsuspecting friends into pornographic directions.

Sign Language and Bilingualism

Bilingualism in a sign language and an oral language, in its spoken or written modality, is relatively frequent but is still not fully accepted. Thus, children who are Deaf or hard of hearing are not systematically brought up knowing and using a sign language and an oral language.

Are All Women Essentially Prostitutes?

By Satoshi Kanazawa on March 27, 2011 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
Now I have found my own Allie....

When Fear Gets in Your Way

By Susan L. Smalley Ph.D. on March 27, 2011 in Look Around and Look Within
Why We Don't Hear Each Other

Why We Don't Hear Each Other

In your relationships—whether they be with friends, family, coworkers, or especially romantic partners—how often do you seem to say (or hear): "You took what I said the wrong way!" or "You didn't understand me!" In response, someone might ask "why can't you see it from my point of view?" Why does that seem so hard to do—and is it ever possible anyway?

Supersizing the Brain? The Drama of Neuroscience

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on March 27, 2011 in Side Effects
In Christopher Shinn’s smart new play, "Picked," neuroscience and psychology collide in fascinating, unusual ways.
Confessions of a Late Bloomer
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Start a Vacation

By Gretchen Rubin on March 26, 2011 in The Happiness Project
The other afternoon, I said to myself, "Zoikes, I'd better write my post for today! The day is further along than I thought. And I won't be posting for the next week, because of vacation, so today's post had better be good."

When Doctors and Patients Talk

By Susan R Barry Ph.D. on March 26, 2011 in Eyes on the Brain
Online discussions add a new way for doctors and patients to talk.

Dreaming of Being Judged

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on March 25, 2011 in Grand Rounds
I'd love to be judged by these folks....