Neural regions underlying risk-taking and regret may one day point toward treatments for compulsive betting
Researchers follow the truth where it leads them, but study shows the personal costs
An analysis of 1.5 million people tries to more accurately categorize people’s character traits
Guilt makes us feel lower than a worm’s belly but it is also a sign of empathy and a signal that we care about not hurting others
Psychologist Michele Gelfand’s grand unified theory of cultural “tightness”
Some say our gadgets and computers can help improve intelligence. Others say they make us stupid and violent. Which is it?
A still-experimental drug demonstrates the qualities of an ideal painkiller in a test in monkeys
Design and architecture critic Alexandra Lange examines the material world we’ve created for children
War may not be in our nature after all
What makes language distinctly human
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals the surprising truth about how each of us is wired for justice and revenge
New research suggests it is time for a categorization change
Even with social media, we max out at 150 real relationships
How we learned to put our fate in one another’s hands
Digital assistants have to respond quickly, but correctly—so researchers are studying how real humans navigate that trade-off, to design better machines. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Social network activity may reduce the male-female power imbalance
Study finds an unusual technique for eating less
Fire ants tunnels got excavated efficiently by only a small percentage of the group doing most of the work, thus avoiding pileups in tight spaces.
Donald Trump’s election suggests supporters view an outsider’s lies as symbolic protests against the establishment
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to stop pining for that greener grass on the other side of the fence