The Internet stands ready to upend the television viewing experience, but exactly how is a matter of considerable dispute
In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers found that mice that were exposed to light all night long showed signs of depression. Karen Hopkin reports...
Psychologist Sam Gosling from the University of Texas reveals what we can predict about personalities by just looking at their stuff. Christie Nicholson reports
In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers reported that older adults exposed to Web surfing for the first time showed increased brain activity in regions associated with language and working memory...
New research makes the case for hard tests, and suggests an unusual technique that anyone can use to learn
Implanted electrodes in brains of presurgery patients show in real-time how Broca's area organizes language from perception to sound in milliseconds
Making an emotional face—or suppressing one—influences your feelings
New research proves that the things we find funny often reveal somewhat hidden beliefs we hold. Christie Nicholson reports
A recent study finds that economic expansion could be worse for your health than a downturn, revealing a possible upside to today's recession
A 10-year study finds that people who experienced adverse childhood events also lose years off their lives
Certain memories die suddenly rather than fading away
Twenty three world-renowned psychologists write about what they still don't understand about themselves
A study in the Journal of Moral Education finds that parents lie to children regularly, to influence behavior
A new study demonstrates that thinking about love--but not about sex--causes us to think more "globally," making it easier to come up with new ideas
LSD makes a comeback as a possible clinical treatment
A new study in rats suggests that alcohol abuse in adolescents could lead to impaired decision-making in adulthood
A study with animals in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that alcohol abuse in adolescence leads to a lifetime of poor decision-making skills. Karen Hopkin reports...
In the journal Public Library of Science ONE, researchers report that listening to scary music with eyes shut may intensify the emotional experience. Cynthia Graber reports
In the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences , psychologist Share O'Mara notes that torture can interfere with the brain's memory retrieval apparatus, making it counterproductive to the aim of producing useful information...
Our expectations, mood and perspective on pain powerfully influence how much something actually hurts—and the decisions we make every day