New research finds a relatively simple method to increase your capacity for self-control. Christie Nicholson reports
New findings point to relationship issues as the primary cause of female sexual dysfunction
Words with more letters on the right side of a QWERTY keyboard are thought of more positively than are words primarily typed on the left side. Sophie Bushwick reports
A restrospective study shows that the hallucinogen had a strong effect in helping problem drinkers
When to engage with negative feelings and when to ignore them
Investigators seek new antidepressants that will act faster or give fresh options to people not helped enough by existing agents
Robin Henig explains how scientists determine if a laboratory rodent is classified as depressed in the search for new, improved antidepressants
Existing antidepressants leave a lot to be desired. They can take weeks to start working, and they fail many people. Researchers are scouting for better options
Morning people have more insights in the evening. Night owls have their breakthroughs in the morning
Research suggests that software might be better than law-enforcement officials at detecting a lie. But will it really work?
People are quick to treat themselves after a good deed or healthy act
When our body needs something, like food, the brain tends to open a fast track for perceiving that specific thing. Christie Nicholson reports
The Evolution of Sex, Sexual Circuitry, Relationships & Sex Crimes
A new study suggests that pot makes users forgetful by binding not to neurons but to the brain's supporting glial cells called astrocytes
There is a deep connection between the way your brain and a swarm of bees arrives at a decision
Good social skills depend on picking up on other people's moods--a feat the brain performs by combining numerous sensory clues
Two recent studies find that dehydration not only affects your body but your mood as well. Christie Nicholson reports
By letting mental afflictions go untreated, we consign millions of Americans to misery and put a drag on our economy
Social scientist Roly Russell, of the Sandhill Institute in British Columbia, talked with Scientific American 's Mark Fischetti at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science about potentially better measures than GDP of a nation's well-being...
Wasting Away: Can a Gates Foundation-Funded Toilet-Design Initiative End a Foul Practice in the Developing World?
A low-tech plumbing challenge searches for the "iPad of commodes"