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The Stupidity of the 'Smart Gene'

Jessica Cussins | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

All "genes of the week" have something in common: they never actually live up to their billing. For starters, it is never true that a single gene just does something.

New Sensitivity Gene Discovered

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While it's profoundly difficult predicting the developmental trajectory of any single individual, new research suggests we can influence the odds that people will retreat within themselves or unleash the fundamentally human drive to explore and create.

Who's Afraid of the Vagina-Brain Connection?

James G. Pfaus | Posted 11.14.2012 | Books
James G. Pfaus

A curious dialogue has developed with the publication of Naomi Wolf's Vagina: A New Biography, one hellbent on poking holes in her central theme that the connection between the vagina and the brain influences a woman's mood and creativity.