Our brain may not be able to conceptualize time without a proper understanding of space
The more kids cost, the more we idealize raising them
The brain holds on to false facts, even after they have been retracted
How we imagine the movement of time depends on what language we speak
When we feel uncertain, we work harder to win others over
New studies help explain why, despite having more experience, senior citizens often make unprofitable financial choices
Generosity is sometimes unwelcome
Reviews and recommendations from the September/October 2010 issue of Scientific American MIND
A recent study was the first to show that a particular gene affects financial behavior outside the lab
Facebook profiles tend to be accurate reflections of people's personalities
When we judge distance, desired objects seem nearer
Does Fast Food Make Us Impatient?
The closer people feel to their future selves, the more money they save
On-screen body language toward black characters can increase unconscious prejudice in viewers
People with damaged speech recover faster by focusing on harder words
Elderly people with untreated poor vision are significantly more likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia than their clear-sighted counterparts, according to a study published online February 18 by the American Journal of Epidemiology .