Neuroscience

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muffins

It’s so hard to turn down just one more muffin, or cupcake, or cookie. Rodent studies reveal why: The mechanisms that control the hunger for and the pleasure from food are inextricably intertwined. 

man whistling

TRILL  A man fluent in whistled Turkish sends messages in melodies. The brain handles whistled language differently from spoken language, new research suggests.

mother reading to son

A brain scanning study links a bookish home to different brain activity in preschoolers.

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