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July 30, 2014

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4:00 PM | Oh, Rats! They’ll Regret This.
We often find ourselves in decision-making dilemmas along the day. For instance, to reach work on time, would you rather take the shorter, faster route or the longer, scenic route? In deciding these actions, the brain promptly fits in a reward versus risk equation, but sometimes the outcome isn’t quite favorable! What if there was … Continue reading →

Steiner A.P. (2014). Behavioral and neurophysiological correlates of regret in rat decision-making on a neuroeconomic task, Nature Neuroscience, 17 (7) 995-1002. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn.3740

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July 29, 2014

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4:32 PM | Are silly superstitions useful because they are silly?
(Attention warning: massive speculation ahead.) Auguries often seem made up, useless. Is that why they are useful? Dove figured that the birds must be serving as some kind of ecological indicator. Perhaps they gravitated toward good soil, or smaller trees, or some other useful characteristic of a swidden site. After all, the Kantu’ had been […]

Cockburn, J., Collins, A. & Frank, M. (2014). A Reinforcement Learning Mechanism Responsible for the Valuation of Free Choice, Neuron, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.06.035

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July 28, 2014

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5:13 PM | A New Hepatitis C Treatment offers Hope
Well this might seem weird, but today is world hepatitis day. I guess I should qualify weird with the fact that it’s only weird because no one really knows. What […]

Lawitz, E., Sulkowski, M., Ghalib, R., Rodriguez-Torres, M., Younossi, Z., Corregidor, A., DeJesus, E., Pearlman, B., Rabinovitz, M., Gitlin, N. & Lim, J. (2014). Simeprevir plus sofosbuvir, with or without ribavirin, to treat chronic infection with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 in non-responders to pegylated interferon and ribavirin and treatment-naive patients: the COSMOS randomised study, The Lancet, DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61036-9

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5:13 PM | A New Hepatitis C Treatment offers Hope
Well this might seem weird, but today is world hepatitis day. I guess I should qualify weird with the fact that it’s only weird because no one really knows. What […]

Lawitz, E., Sulkowski, M., Ghalib, R., Rodriguez-Torres, M., Younossi, Z., Corregidor, A., DeJesus, E., Pearlman, B., Rabinovitz, M., Gitlin, N. & Lim, J. (2014). Simeprevir plus sofosbuvir, with or without ribavirin, to treat chronic infection with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 in non-responders to pegylated interferon and ribavirin and treatment-naive patients: the COSMOS randomised study, The Lancet, DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61036-9

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5:13 PM | A New Hepatitis C Treatment offers Hope
Well this might seem weird, but today is world hepatitis day. I guess I should qualify weird with the fact that it’s only weird because no one really knows. What […]

Lawitz, E., Sulkowski, M., Ghalib, R., Rodriguez-Torres, M., Younossi, Z., Corregidor, A., DeJesus, E., Pearlman, B., Rabinovitz, M., Gitlin, N. & Lim, J. (2014). Simeprevir plus sofosbuvir, with or without ribavirin, to treat chronic infection with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 in non-responders to pegylated interferon and ribavirin and treatment-naive patients: the COSMOS randomised study, The Lancet, DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61036-9

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July 25, 2014

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3:12 PM | Spotted at last: “Homo economicus”?
Are we selfish? Economists like to say that, to a first approximation, we are. In other words, that we tend to seek to maximize our own rewards, in a more or less rational manner. The trouble is that this theory (at least, a straightforward interpretation of it) doesn’t describe how people behave in many situations. […]The post Spotted at last: “Homo economicus”? appeared first on Neuroskeptic.

Yamagishi T, Li Y, Takagishi H, Matsumoto Y & Kiyonari T (2014). In Search of Homo economicus., Psychological science, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25037961

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July 24, 2014

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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5:34 PM | Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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July 22, 2014

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10:47 PM | When Crazy becomes a Crime
My friend has a glass eye, you would never notice and unless you knew the story you might not think anything of it. His older brother did it. Yes, you […]

Dana Goldman,, John Fastenau,, Riad Dirani,, Eric Hellend,, Geoff Joyce,, Ryan Conrad, & Darius Lakdawalla, (2014). Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies and Imprisonment Among Patients With Schizophrenia, The American Journal of Managed Care, 20 (7) Other:

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10:47 PM | When Crazy becomes a Crime
My friend has a glass eye, you would never notice and unless you knew the story you might not think anything of it. His older brother did it. Yes, you […]

Dana Goldman,, John Fastenau,, Riad Dirani,, Eric Hellend,, Geoff Joyce,, Ryan Conrad, & Darius Lakdawalla, (2014). Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies and Imprisonment Among Patients With Schizophrenia, The American Journal of Managed Care, 20 (7) Other:

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10:47 PM | When Crazy becomes a Crime
My friend has a glass eye, you would never notice and unless you knew the story you might not think anything of it. His older brother did it. Yes, you […]

Dana Goldman,, John Fastenau,, Riad Dirani,, Eric Hellend,, Geoff Joyce,, Ryan Conrad, & Darius Lakdawalla, (2014). Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies and Imprisonment Among Patients With Schizophrenia, The American Journal of Managed Care, 20 (7) Other:

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10:47 PM | When Crazy becomes a Crime
My friend has a glass eye, you would never notice and unless you knew the story you might not think anything of it. His older brother did it. Yes, you […]

Dana Goldman,, John Fastenau,, Riad Dirani,, Eric Hellend,, Geoff Joyce,, Ryan Conrad, & Darius Lakdawalla, (2014). Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies and Imprisonment Among Patients With Schizophrenia, The American Journal of Managed Care, 20 (7) Other:

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10:47 PM | When Crazy becomes a Crime
My friend has a glass eye, you would never notice and unless you knew the story you might not think anything of it. His older brother did it. Yes, you […]

Dana Goldman,, John Fastenau,, Riad Dirani,, Eric Hellend,, Geoff Joyce,, Ryan Conrad, & Darius Lakdawalla, (2014). Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies and Imprisonment Among Patients With Schizophrenia, The American Journal of Managed Care, 20 (7) Other:

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10:47 PM | When Crazy becomes a Crime
My friend has a glass eye, you would never notice and unless you knew the story you might not think anything of it. His older brother did it. Yes, you […]

Dana Goldman,, John Fastenau,, Riad Dirani,, Eric Hellend,, Geoff Joyce,, Ryan Conrad, & Darius Lakdawalla, (2014). Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies and Imprisonment Among Patients With Schizophrenia, The American Journal of Managed Care, 20 (7) Other:

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10:47 PM | When Crazy becomes a Crime
My friend has a glass eye, you would never notice and unless you knew the story you might not think anything of it. His older brother did it. Yes, you […]

Dana Goldman,, John Fastenau,, Riad Dirani,, Eric Hellend,, Geoff Joyce,, Ryan Conrad, & Darius Lakdawalla, (2014). Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies and Imprisonment Among Patients With Schizophrenia, The American Journal of Managed Care, 20 (7) Other:

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10:47 PM | When Crazy becomes a Crime
My friend has a glass eye, you would never notice and unless you knew the story you might not think anything of it. His older brother did it. Yes, you […]

Dana Goldman,, John Fastenau,, Riad Dirani,, Eric Hellend,, Geoff Joyce,, Ryan Conrad, & Darius Lakdawalla, (2014). Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies and Imprisonment Among Patients With Schizophrenia, The American Journal of Managed Care, 20 (7) Other:

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