Monthly Archives: June 2009

Teenagers Who Expect to Die

It’s been a long-standing belief in developmental psychology that teens believe in immortality, or at least act as though they do. There was supposed to be something about the immaturity of the prefrontal cortex, our highest centers for decision-making, that […]

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Men Agree on Attractiveness; Women Don’t

It appears that yet another study has found a difference between the ways men and women view physical attractiveness. This will make the evolutionary psychologists happy, as they typically argue that male judgments of female attractiveness focus on youth and […]

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Gray Hair Protects Us from Cancer?

I love weird science news, in case you haven’t noticed, so while perusing New Scientist, this headline about gray hair caught my attention, in spite of the fact that it’s not very psychological. Well, I suppose that people become VERY psychological […]

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Happy Father’s Day!

No offense to single mothers out there, who are doing their best to raise good kids, but dads do provide input that moms and other female relatives cannot. I have to admit that many of the major highlights of my children’s […]

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The Remarkable Human Brain–Up Close and Personal

This morning, Mr. F and I traveled down the coast to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where our friend Skirmantas Janusonis kindly provided an opportunity to photograph six human brains he and colleague Scott Grafton were preparing to use for the […]

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