Your dog's nose knows no bounds – and neither does its love for you

Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.

Ellen Furlong, Associate Professor of Psychology, Illinois Wesleyan University • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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'Morality pills' may be the US's best shot at ending the coronavirus pandemic, according to one ethicist

Rather than a vaccine to beef up your immune system, a psychoactive substance could boost your cooperative, pro-social behavior – curtailing the selfish actions that spur on coronavirus's spread.

Parker Crutchfield, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics, Humanities and Law, Western Michigan University • conversation
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

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Bonding with baby: what it should feel like and how long it may take

Up to 35% of mothers and fathers don't fall in love with their baby immediately.

Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, Professor of Clinical Child and Family Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~8 min

 neuroscience  birth  newborns  oxytocin  attachment-parenting  bonding  post-partum-depression

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