A ruinous night at the roulette table. A bungee jump into an abyss. Such actions defy human reason, but we still seek the thrill
In infants, Elizabeth Spelke finds fundamental insights into how men and women think
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely--or does it?
Is consciousness a seamless experience or a string of fleeting images, like frames of a movie? The emerging answer will determine whether the way we perceive the world is illusory
We recoil at the idea of people taking drugs to enhance their intelligence. But why?
Researchers are finding ways to help nerves regenerate, and hope for therapies is growing
Seasonal affective disorder—the winter blues—can be lifted with bright light, as long as treatment is timed properly
With special training early in life, children born with Down syndrome have a higher chance of developing into independent individuals
Contrary to conventional wisdom, we can size up people pretty well based on first impressions
People with synesthesia—whose senses blend together—are providing valuable clues to understanding the organization and functions of the brain
The guidelines judges and psychologists use to decide child custody cases have little basis in science. The system must be rebuilt on better research
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