In responding to the pandemic, society may be hampered by cognitive and political beliefs that distort judgments and lead to irrational decisions
What can the pandemic teach us about how people respond to adversity?
Columbia University attorney Alexis J. Hoag discusses the history of how we got to this point and the ways that researchers can help reduce bias against black Americans throughout the legal system...
A 120-nanometer virus makes face coverings de rigueur in places where they were once shunned or against the law
Most autistic individuals want to and can make friends, though their relationships often have a distinctive quality
A study on isolation’s neural underpinnings implies many may feel literally “starved” for contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic
A long-disdained therapy that targets RNA is suddenly achieving spectacular success
Standard scientific methods are under fire. Will anything change?
New findings suggest angst over the technology is misplaced
Social scientists have begun to close in on new ways to stop people from taking their own lives
An innovative study technique yields surprising results that counter the popular idea that knowing yourself is good for you
A new study provides an extraordinary close-up of the menagerie of neural cell types, yielding possible leads for neurological and psychiatric treatments
Research shows conflicting data on the impact of the intervention, but a major new study confirms it can work
Numerous reports documenting lucid moments at the end of life spur Alzheimer’s researchers to explore the phenomenon
A massive global study with 17,000 planted wallets found similar patterns among most of the 40 countries involved
A prototype detects whom you are listening to and amplifies only that speaker’s voice; a potential solution to the “cocktail party problem”
Study of students schooled on the issue showed them going on to shift their elders’ attitudes
Social neuroscientists ask what happens at the level of neurons when you tell someone a story or a group watches movies
A rigorous new paper uses a new scientific approach that shows the panic over teen screen time is likely overstated
Strong relationships seem to help baboons overcome early life adversity, and that could have big implications for human health