Alarm Clock Sets Off A Real Wake-Up Call

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Having a perfect memory can put a strain on relationships, because every slight is remembered. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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When Memories Never Fade, The Past Can Poison The Present

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Why Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning Differently

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Ellie is a computer simulation designed to engage real people in meaningful conversation and take their measure. The computer system looks for subtle patterns in body language and vocal inflections that might be clues to underlying depression or other emotional distress. YouTube hide caption

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If Your Shrink Is A Bot, How Do You Respond?

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Big Sibling's Big Influence: Some Behaviors Run In The Family

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Jillian Blenis, 30, of Boston reacts while stopping at a makeshift memorial to marathon bombing victims Wednesday. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Boston Blasts A Reminder Of 'The Fragility Of Life'

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Researchers say that aggressive people tend to interpret ambiguous faces as reflecting hostility. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Would Angry Teens Chill Out If They Saw More Happy Faces?

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When anthropologists tallied the use of emotional words through a century of literature, they included many books without clear emotional content — technical manuals, for example, and automotive repair guides. Steve Debenport/iStockphotography hide caption

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Mining Books To Map Emotions Through A Century

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Pediatric Organization Endorses Same-Sex Marriage For Its Benefit To Children

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Samantha Grimaldo was born with a rare disorder, Perisylvian syndrome, and has never been able to speak. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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New Voices For The Voiceless: Synthetic Speech Gets An Upgrade

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For some kids who grow up in poverty, the bond developed with Mom is especially important in dealing with stress. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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To Spot Kids Who Will Overcome Poverty, Look At Babies

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Notice anything unusual about this lung scan? Harvard researchers found that 83 percent of radiologists didn't notice the gorilla in the top right portion of this image. Trafton Drew and Jeremy Wolfe hide caption

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Why Even Radiologists Can Miss A Gorilla Hiding In Plain Sight

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Could you say "no" to this face? Christoph Bartneck of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand recently tested whether humans could end the life of a robot as it pleaded for survival. Christoph Bartneck hide caption

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No Mercy For Robots: Experiment Tests How Humans Relate To Machines

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People visit a memorial outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 15. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Shootings Leave Sandy Hook Survivors Rethinking The Odds

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Weekend Vote Will Bring Controversial Changes To Psychiatrists' Bible

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