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Leading science journalists provide a weekly one-minute commentary on the latest developments in the science of brain and behavior. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all our archived podcasts please visit: www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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Leading science journalists provide a weekly one-minute commentary on the latest developments in the science of brain and behavior. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all our archived podcasts please visit: www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

    Up Your Online Dating Game with Evidence-Based Strategies

    Up Your Online Dating Game with Evidence-Based Strategies

    Choosing a user name starting with a letter appearing earlier in the alphabet is just one scientifically vetted way to increase the odds of turning an online encounter into a first date. Christopher Intagliata reports

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    Junk Diet Rewires Rat Brains

    Junk Diet Rewires Rat Brains

    High-calorie and exceedingly pleasurable foods appear to change rat brain rewards circuitry, causing the rodents to continue to seek such fare. Erika Beras reports

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    High Price Tag on Meds May Boost Healing

    High Price Tag on Meds May Boost Healing

    Parkinson’s patients derived more benefits from a salt solution they were told was an expensive drug than from the same solution when it was described as being cheap medication. Karen Hopkin reports

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    Publication Bias May Boost Findings for Bilingual Brain Benefits

    Publication Bias May Boost Findings for Bilingual Brain Benefits

    Of studies presented at conferences, those that found a cognitive benefit to bilingualism were almost twice as likely to get published in journals as were studies finding no benefit. Karen Hopkin reports
     

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    Inclusion Illusion Lessens Racial Bias

    Inclusion Illusion Lessens Racial Bias

    Implicit bias against another race lessened after volunteers experienced themselves via virtual reality as a member of that race. Karen Hopkin reports
     

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    Blood Test Forecasts Concussion Severity

    Blood Test Forecasts Concussion Severity

    Levels of a protein fragment in the blood paralleled how long head injuries benched hockey players. Ingrid Wickelgren reports

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

Ladymajyck ,

What happened?

I just discovered this podcast and really enjoy it. It appears that they haven’t made any new episodes since 2015. 😕 What a shame!

Schlomo is my real name ,

quick & easy

Quick doses of light science. Nothing mind-blowing, but interesting nonetheless.

YGlen ,

Great Content!

Only wish it was longer than 60-seconds.

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