Evolution

Tragic tradeoff: How depression evaded evolution

Depression is an evolutionary conundrum. On the one hand, it’s the leading cause of disability worldwide; on the other, the ...
autism

Differences in brain reward system may explain why autistic people are less interested in socialization

The brain’s system for sensing pleasure and reward shows unusual activation patterns in people with autism, according to an analysis ...
black couple

Genetics of relationships and marriage

Many online dating services claim to use science to match people with their perfect mate. But the science of relationships ...
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Psychological torture of terrorists: Experts followed dubious practices

Criticism of the psychological techniques used to pry information from suspected terrorists and other prisoners has led to a dramatic ...