Is there something in our neural circuits that leads us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who may differ?
Researchers have developed tools to study the cognitive, societal and algorithmic biases that help fake news spread
A noted pediatrician and advocate for immigrant children says the effects will last well beyond the separation
We all procrastinate, even at times we know better
Foods high in both carbs and fats tickle the brain’s reward circuits more so than snacks that showcase just one or the other. Karen Hopkin reports.
New research has disturbing implications
Young people with autism have more psychiatric and medical conditions than do their typical peers or those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Researchers say they have linked such exposures with downstream effects
Stanford scientist Johan Ugander explains his research on dissimilarities in social networks
There are strong negative stereotypes about males—but how we see dads could change that
At the AMA annual meeting the organization's president petitioned for an evidence-based, science-driven analysis of gun violence and solutions.
A committed few can influence the many and sweep away social conventions, new research shows
Google as a window into our private thoughts
Most inspirational quotes make us roll our eyes, but if you dig into them, they can offer true wisdom
There is a subtle but important difference in the questions investors tend to ask
A new study shows election politics pushed Americans to cut family festivities short in 2016
A study describes the complex brain circuitry that lets us identify, savor (or recoil from) a taste
Whatever you call it—self-doubt, insecurity, inadequacy—it’s a universal phenomenon.
There is little scientific support for this fashionable idea—and stronger evidence for other learning strategies