Brain Science for Writers Roundup 5/17/15

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Top Pick: Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath?

Top Pick: Young, Attractive, and Totally Not Into Having Sex

How social norms come into being. Seems relevant for bestselling book and box office hits as well.

“She’s strong for a girl”: The Negative Impact of Stereotypes About Women

Too much praise may make kids narcissistic

Noise And Distraction May Hold Untapped Creativity; First Physiological Evidence Of 'Leaky Attention' (HT Passive Guy)

Trust issues? It may be your brain structure

The psychology of female serial killers

Why you might want to beware the introvert on your team

Psychopaths cannot understand punishment—what does that mean for the courtroom?

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