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Neuropsy

Jesus on Toast

By Tim Hannan

The human disposition to find meaning in random data is hard-wired in the brain.

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Deconstructing the Donald

Credit: Gage Skidmore

Trump’s popularity may result from his ability to appeal to the aggrieved entitlement of angry white men. Credit: Gage Skidmore

By Tim Hannan

Donald Trump’s appeal to voters may be explained by a preference for authoritarian anti-establishment leaders.

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The Soul of Wit

By Tim Hannan

Laughter may be the best medicine, but some jokers may be incurable.

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Faces in the Crowd

Credit: kritchanut

Credit: kritchanut

Can naturally gifted face-recognisers improve the detection of lawbreakers?

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A Mote to Trouble the Mind’s Eye

By Tim Hannan

The study of aphantasia offers a window into our ability to visualise.

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Transcranial Brainwashing

By Tim Hannan

Is it possible to significantly change a person’s beliefs by stimulating the brain?

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Slings and Arrowsmiths

By Tim Hannan

A well-promoted intervention for children with learning disorders lacks reliable evidence for its efficacy.

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No Matter Who You Vote For

By Tim Hannan

A new study sheds light on how your brain decides your vote.

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Life in the Third Person

By Tim Hannan

People with severely deficient autobiographical memory do not re-experience their past.

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Things that Go Bang in the Night

By Tim Hannan

Exploding head syndrome, which results from neurological dysfunction during the sleep–wake transition, may be more widespread than realised.

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