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The science of giving: Brain imaging study may help programs in fundraising efforts

Posted by Rod Pyle-Caltech on August 3, 2015

 

Are human beings intrinsically selfish? Or are we only selfish when we take time to realize we can get away with it?

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Why a little loneliness can be protective

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“Loneliness is something we all have, we can all fall into, and nearly all of us experience at some point in our lives,” says John Cacioppo. (Photo Credit: Phil Thomas/Flickr)

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What Poverty Does to the Young Brain

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For a growing child, deprivation and stress can become a kind of neurotoxin.

Barrier Status: ‘none’

The brain’s foundation, frame, and walls are built in the womb. As an embryo grows into a fetus, some of its

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