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  1. science of us
    Researchers Are Starting to Figure Out ‘Eureka!’ MomentsThey learned a lot by tracking people’s eyes and decisions as they played a game and discovered its optimal strategy.
  2. memory
    How the Brains of ‘Memory Athletes’ Are DifferentAs is so often the case in neuroscience, it has to do with connections between different brain areas.
  3. The Best Way to Answer Kids When They Ask ‘Why?’If you don’t satisfy their teleological needs, they’re just going to ask again.
  4. Emotional Swings Make You More GullibleWhy the “good cop, bad cop” routine works.
  5. cognition
    Kahneman: Your Cognitive Biases Act Like Optical IllusionsBlind spots are more than visual.
  6. cognition
    Speaking Another Language Makes Your Brain More EfficientAnd more resilient to the effects of aging, too.
  7. neuroscience
    Where Will Happens in the BrainThe neuroscience of cognitive control.
  8. science of us
    This Illusion Shows How Your Peripheral Vision Is Playing Tricks on YouA lot of what you see out of the corner of your eye is just a figment of your mind.
  9. decisions
    And Now, a Brief Quiz: Find Out If You’re a ‘Cognitive Miser’It’s about how you make decisions.
  10. personality
    The World Looks Different When You’re Speaking a Second LanguageA new memoir lends a fresh perspective to one of the great mysteries of modern linguistics.
  11. Steph Curry Literally Sees the World Differently Than You DoPerception is the next frontier of athletics, and the MVP is proof.
  12. The ‘Outfielder Problem’ Shows How Your Brain Is Not a ComputerThe brain’s been called a wax block, a blank slate, a mill, a hydraulic system, a switchboard, and a computer. But what is it, really?
  13. The Real Reason Keeping Secrets Is So Hard, According to a PsychologistIt’s a lot like multitasking.
  14. Why Do Kids Stick Out Their Tongues When They’re Concentrating?Science investigates.