Table of Contents The Brain 2010

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metal
Lithium—a simple metal and the oldest drug in psychiatry—might protect the brain against mental illness, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases. One problem: There’s no profit in it.

DEPARTMENTS

Believe it or not, says psychologist Stephanie Ortigue, lust makes heavy intellectual demands involving complex thought. (Care to come upstairs and see my diplomas?)

DATA

stopthink
Sian Beilock has a formula for performing in the clutch: Don’t pay too much attention to what you are doing.
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