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Researcher Alexandra Horowitz plays with her dogs Finnegan and Upton. She studies how dog's sense of smell influences their view of the world. Vegar Abelsnes/ Courtesy of Alexandra Horowitz hide caption

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A psychologist argues people experience emotions differently. For instance, fear might make some people cry while for others, it could elicit laughter. Sara Wong for NPR hide caption

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Invisibilia: A Man Finds An Explosive Emotion Locked In A Word

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Total Failure: The World's Worst Video Game

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Uncertainty about the future can raise stress levels, psychologists say. Here, students in Charlotte, N.C., hold hands during a Sept. 21 protest after Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a police officer. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Michigan Wolverines fans do the wave in support of their team as it faces the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 26, 2015, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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The Physics And Psychology Of 'The Wave' At Sporting Events

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Invisibilia: He Mocked Celebrity, Then Came To Crave It Himself

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She Offered The Robber A Glass Of Wine, And That Flipped The Script

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Allan Aarslev, a police superintendent in Aarhus, became part of the effort to make young Muslims feel like they have a future in Denmark. Scanpix Denmark/USAScanpix/Sipa hide caption

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Can You Psych Yourself Into Running A 4-Minute Mile?

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Tommy Chreene with his horse, Lady, at home in Meaux, La. Chreene spent 26 years working on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. While working on the Ursa project, he was part of a program designed to get the workers to open up emotionally with one another. Edmund D. Fountain for NPR hide caption

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