How does the brain appreciate art?
More than a third of U.S. health care employees were not vaccinated last flu season. Research shows that the unvaccinated staff have a decent chance of getting sick--and passing that infection on to at-risk patients...
Diverse social circles lead to friends who are alike, but not necessarily closer
The nose really might "know" good from bad, even before the brain does
Scott Patterson's book The Quants profiles the quantitative-minded investors who helped inflate the hedge fund bubble
Men and women differ in how they categorize the world
Scientists have been searching for an accurate way to measure pain beyond a patient's self-report, but to no avail. A recent study might have found one possible solution. Christie Nicholson reports...
Poor design of experiments undermines idea that action games bring cognitive benefit.
Ownership of objects plays a critical role in human identity
Laughter with friends releases endorphins, the brain's "feel-good" chemicals
A hearing study of experienced musicians found they had a better chance than non-musicians of avoiding the hearing loss associated with aging. Christie Nicholson reports
Timothy Wilson gives a grand tour of the science of psychological change
City dwellers may handle pressure differently from those who live in less populated areas
Seeing your life pass before you and the light at the end of the tunnel, can be explained by new research on abnormal functioning of dopamine and oxygen flow
A growing body of research suggests nature walks may be more restorative than traditional stimulants like caffeine. David Biello reports
The Changing Mental Health Aftermath of 9/11--Psychological "First Aid" Gains Favor over Debriefings
Our understanding of how people experience trauma--and how best to help them recover from it--has changed greatly in the past decade
The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative has covered much of the city with a network of surveillance cameras and other equipment, to the dismay of privacy advocates
What have we learned about the way children understand and process major events--even if they, themselves were not alive to have experienced them?