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February 14th, 2014
09:39 PM ET

Looking for love on-line

Cupid has gone digital in a big way. There are now some 1,500 different on-line dating websites. Tom Foreman takes a look at the latest high tech ways people are looking for love.

Filed under: American Journey • Tom Foreman
February 14th, 2014
09:36 PM ET

Baby Brains: Born with bias?

We may think of babies as blank slates, but researchers at Yale University's 'baby lab' have found infants are able to tell the difference between good and bad. They also found sometimes babies choose bad over good. Tonight Anderson looks at a test that finds babies have a bias for those who are most similar to them.
 
The work being done at the Yale 'baby lab' is featured in Paul Bloom's book 'Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil." Anderson discussed these experiments with him.
 
February 14th, 2014
09:31 PM ET

Chansi Stuckey on NFL-commissioned report: "You can't have this type of thing going on and win championships"

The NFL-commissioned report is out on allegations of bullying by Miami Dolphins players. It is the result of an investigation that started after offensive tackle Jonathan Martin abruptly left the team last fall saying he was bullied by teammate Richie Incognito. The report finds three Dolphins starters,including Incognitoengaged in "a pattern of harassment." It also found Martin was not the only member of the Dolphins to face this sort of taunting.  Incognito’s lawyer is challenging the report calling it “replete with errors.” John Berman discussed all of this with former New York Jets wide receiver Chansi Stuckey and with CNN’s Rachel Nichols, host of Unguarded with Rachel Nichols.
 
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Filed under: NFL • Rachel Nichols
February 14th, 2014
09:26 PM ET

Dunn trial deliberations head into the weekend

Deliberations are set to resume this weekend in the Michael Dunn trial. Before the jury  wrapped up today, they asked the judge a question that could give some indication where this is going. John Berman discussed all of this with Martin Savidge, former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.

Filed under: Jordan Davis • Mark Geragos • Martin Savidge • Michael Dunn • Sunny Hostin
Baby Brains: Do babies "deal with the devil"?
February 14th, 2014
05:13 PM ET

Baby Brains: Do babies "deal with the devil"?

Part three of Ac360's special series "Baby Brains: What are they really thinking?" airs tonight at 8/10pm E.T. on CNN. Click here to catch up on parts one and two. You can also find a video quiz to see if you can predict the babies' response, in depth articles, and photo galleries of CNN anchors and reporters when they were babies.

Arber Tasimi is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Yale. His research was highlighted in the "Baby Brains" series.

 
I am often asked why I spend my days performing puppet shows for babies. Along with many others, I think that understanding what we are like before the extensive influences of language, learning, and culture could shed light on our human nature. And, on the basis of research carried out at the Infant Cognition Center at Yale, it seems that a moral sense is deeply rooted in us.
 
Morality is already a fascinating topic on its own, but perhaps even more interesting is the tension it often creates with our other motives and values. On the one hand, we want to be good – we want to be helpful and compassionate. On the other hand, we want to do well – we want to profit and maximize our own gains. These competing desires framed a study I have done in collaboration with my advisor, Karen Wynn, which recently aired on AC360. 
 
Our preliminary question was a simple one: When two characters offer babies different amounts of crackers, do babies take the larger offering? Unsurprisingly, they do. Our next question was a bit more complex: Do babies continue to choose the larger amount when a mean character offers more than a nice one? It is entirely possible that babies are so self-interested that they will ignore the character’s wrongdoing and choose to accept his larger offering. Babies, however, do care, so much that they will often avoid the bad guy, even at a cost. But, it matters how large the cost is – if the mean character’s offering is substantially larger than the nice character’s, babies are willing to “deal with the devil”.
 
What this shows is that adults are not the only ones experiencing moral dilemmas – babies do too. These findings pull back the curtain on many exciting questions. Until we have answered them, I will be spending more time behind the stage.