The allure of alcohol, drugs and cigarettes ebbs and flows with a woman's monthly cycle
A recent study suggests that washing our hands after making a decision can keep us from second-guessing our choice. Karen Hopkin reports
Body art may be evidence of high-quality genes in men
Recent research shows that laughter can produce the same health benefits as physical exercise. Karen Hopkin reports
A new research tool using light allows scientists to watch individual brain cells react in real time. Christie Nicholson reports
Many mothers continue to have depressive symptoms well into their child's youth, which can have lasting impacts on their children's development, but new research shows short therapy sessions can improve outlook...
New research shows that even just five minutes of exercise in a natural setting can significantly boost your mood. Cynthia Graber reports
Guys can lower their brain activity in hunger regions on command
Many studies suggest that risk-taking behavior in teens is due to the slow development of brain function that controls impulsivity. New research concludes it's not that simple. Christie Nicholson reports...
After spending nine months intricately joined together, mother and infant share more than just common features. Now, in a special partnership with theVisualMD.com, we present a look at this remarkable bond, complete with scientifically accurate and stunning images...
Like tool use and self-awareness, distinct grief and mourning might be just one more thing we share with our closest living relatives
Finding an innocuous banned object may lead searchers to be lax in the rest of their search for more dangerous items. Cynthia Graber reports
A new theory about why people get jealous over different kinds of betrayal
Two classic auditory illusions. Try them out! Christie Nicholson reports
A short therapy session remodels the brains of people with a muscle-control disorder
Just thinking about fast food made study subjects read faster and opt for immediate gratification. Karen Hopkin reports
Women who are not anorexic or bulimic had brain activity similar to that of women with eating disorders when they viewed images of overweight women. Men showed no analogous reaction. Cynthia Graber reports...
John Nagy, author of Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution, discusses the codes, ciphers, chemistry and psychology of spying in the American Revolution, in a talk recorded by podcast host Steve Mirsky at the historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City...
At a conference last weekend, researchers reported positive results on the effectiveness of MDMA in relieving PTSD and talked about psilocybin in reducing stress in late-stage cancer patients...
Feelings, especially unconscious ones, can affect financial decisions, so it's a good idea to monitor your moods