Whether hair pulling, skin picking or cheek biting, body-focused repetitive behaviours blight many people’s lives. How can science help us understand and treat these distressing conditions better?

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These experts say they can divine political preferences you can’t express from signals you don’t know you’re producing

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A Dangerous Brain

August 15, 2018

Can neuroscience predict how likely someone is to commit another crime?

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The old boundaries of the human self are being blurred by technology. The risks are real, but the potential is astounding

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You’re in recovery from opioid addiction, and your walk to work takes you down the same streets where you used to buy heroin. The drug’s calling to you, still. Just then, your phone buzzes, with a message that reads like a text from an old friend:

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In this interview with Dr Katrien Devolder (Philosophy, Oxford), Professor Richard Holton (Philosophy, Cambridge) argues that those interacting with people suffering from dementia have an important role to play in buttressing their identity

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Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety

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Controversial study sees potential. The study participants read short accounts of violent behavior: In one, a man smashed a beer bottle over someone’s head; in another, an assailant raped an acquaintance

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