Interesting Articles - by unit topic

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History and Approaches

Research Methods

The Brain

A New Map of How We Think: Top Brain/Bottom Brain Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2013

New Approach to Traumatic Brain Injuries, Harvard Gazette, July 22, 2011

Military's Brain Testing Program A Debacle, NPR, Nov 28, 2011

How to Help Your Child's Brain Grow Up Strong, NPR, Sept, 14, 2011

Addicts' Brains May Be Wired at Birth for Less Self-Control, NPR, Feb 3, 2012

How Your Brain is Like Manhattan, NPR, March 30, 2012

Scientists find genetic link to ausitm NYT, April 4 2012

Neuroscientists Battle Furiously Over Jennifer Aniston, NPR, 3/30/12

Is the Mind Admissible?WBUR, 9/19/13

Why Teenagers are so Impulsive Science Magazine, November 11, 2013

Your Brain Sees Things You Don'tUANews, November 13,2013

Phineas Gage, Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient, May 2014

Using Just 10% of Your Brain? Think Again Wall Street Journal, November 16th 2012

Sensation and Perception

A Blind Man Shocks Researchers With What He Sees, Seed Magazine, Jan 14, 2009


Molly: An Old Drug with Terrifying New Tricks Yahoo News, Sept. 4 2013

Memory Pinball and other Reasons You Need a Nap, NPR, Sept. 8, 2013


Why Do Some People Learn Faster? Wired Magazine, October 4, 2011.

The Trouble with Homework, by Annie Murphy Paul: New York Times, 9/10/11

'Best Practices': Learning to Live with Asperger's, NPR, Feb 3, 2012


'Fast and Slow': Pondering the Speed of Thought NPR News, All Things Considered, October, 27, 2011 (listen to the 7 minute interview with the author)

New Jersey Court Issues Guidance for Juries About Reliability of Eyewitnesses, New York Times, 7/19/2012

Can We Learn to Forget Our Memories?, NPR, 9/3/12

Enough with Baby Talk; Infants Learn from Lemur Screeches too, NPR 9/2/13

Motivation and Emotion

Smell that Saddness? Female Tears Turn Men Off, NPR News, Jan 7, 2011

Road Rage: A Symptom of Much More than Bad Traffic?, NPR, December 12, 2011

Don't! The Secrets of Self Control, The New Yorker, May 18, 2009

Deception Diet: How Optical Illusions Can Trick Your Appetite, NPR, Jan 30, 2012

Facebook May Not Be So Friendly For Those With Low Self-Esteem, NPR, March 27, 2012


Does your language shape how you think New York Times Magazine, August 2010

The (Monkey) Business of Recognizing Words, NPR, 4/12/12

Even When Told True Risks, Kids Often Ignore ThemNPR - September 10, 2013

Orphans' Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child's Brain NPR, February 24th, 2014

The Benefits of Failing French The New York Times, July 15th 2014


Quiet, Please: Unleashing the Power of Introverts, NPR, Jan 30, 2012

This is the personality trait that most often predicts success, Yahoo News Business Insider by Drake Baer, May 2 2014


IQ Isn't Set In Stone, Suggests Study that Finds Big Jumps, Dips in Teens, NPR, October 19, 2011


How to Spot Psychopaths,, October 22, 2011

After Duty, Dogs Suffer Like Soldiers, New York Times, Dec 1, 2011

Ending Nightmares Caused by PTSD, NPR, Jan 16, 2012.

What Happened to the Girls in Le Roy, New York Times Magazine, March 7, 2012 by Susan Dominus


Facebook Aims to Prevent Suicides with Online Help. NPR, December 15, 2011

Pet Therapy: How Animals and Humans Heal Each Other, NPR, March 5, 2012

Social Psychology

Do People Pick Super Sized Portions to Boost their Social Status?, NPR News, Nov 4, 2011