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REVEALED: Why Your Brain Loves New Tunes

Posted 04.13.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/13/2013 09:14 AM EDT on LiveScience Activity in certain regions of the brain can pre...

Rolling Dice and Flashing Lights: How Your Brain Gets Addicted to Risk

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.19.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

It's not just movies that lie at the root of our fascination with casinos. For some of us, it's the promise of striking it rich with that one lucky poker hand or dice roll. And as a matter of fact, in neurological terms, gambling is its own sort of drug.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Let's Talk About Sex: The Science of Love | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

2011-11-25-elovelvoelveo.jpgNeuroscientists have shown that in some ways, love is similar to addiction.

Cara Santa Maria

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: This Is Your Brain On Love | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

2011-11-23-Screenshot20111123at8.30.05AM.pngHere's an interactive roadmap of the brain on love.