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The Crazy Bastard Advantage

Anthropologists study the survival benefit of taking big risks

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Why We Can't Trust Our Memories

Brain researcher Elizabeth Phelps wants to understand why you think your memory's better than it actually is.
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Power of the Placebo

Once dismissed as a curiosity, the placebo effect is now recognized as the key to the brain's "inner pharmacy." If only doctors knew how to open the medicine cabinet.
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Can't Sing? Blame Your Brain

The brains of bad singers may be to blame for their inability to hit the right pitch.
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