Brain and Behavior

Are We Rational Animals?

Aristotle held the belief that man is a rational animal. A growing body of research suggests otherwise. Rational: of or based on reasoning (from Webster’s New World Dictionary).  This ambiguous definition is similar to what is given by many people when asked to define...
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Brain and Behavior

ECT’s Final Days?

We may be witnessing electroconvulsive therapy’s final days. This week, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel will review whether there’s enough evidence to downgrade electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) devices into the Class II medical device category — that is, a medical device that...
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