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Brain’s Desire for Clarity Shapes Language

October 16, 2012

UR Researcher

Cognitive scientists have good news for linguistic purists terrified about the corruption of their mother tongue.

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The Marshmallow Study Revisited

October 11, 2012

Delaying Gratification Depends as Much on Nurture as on Nature

For the past four decades, the “marshmallow test” has served as a classic experimental measure of children’s self-control: will a preschooler eat one of the fluffy white confections now or hold out for two later?

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