Our dueling existential minds influence our beliefs and behaviors in different ways
A recent study shows that it's multiple blows to the head that lead to a concussion in football. Christie Nicholson reports
How deception leads to self-deception
Prisoners suffer disproportionately from past traumatic brain injuries. Researchers are hunting for the best tools to treat this population in an effort to help them reintegrate into society--and avoid re-incarceration...
An ad right after a suspenseful game made a bigger impression on viewers than ads during the game. Christopher Intagliata reports
Putting up signs can increase stair use versus elevator riding by more than 40 percent. Cynthia Graber reports
10 brain twisters compete to be the best illusion of 2011
Discovery hints at evolutionary importance of animals to human survival
Diagnoses could rise significantly next year due to weak comparisons of old and new diagnostic criteria, not due to prevalence, critics say
Yawning is more contagious among people who are emotionally close
I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again about other medical conditions but this is my favorite. Having a favourite condition sounds incredibly weird I know but its true.
Roosevelt Island was once home to the founders of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), not to mention important studies of malaria, frostbite and saltwater consumption
Experts call for small and easy changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the "bible" of psychiatry, so that everyone with autism spectrum disorder qualifies for a diagnosis...
Our internal representation of the world is flat
Research finds that where the itch begins says a lot about how bad it is--and how pleasurable the scratch. Christie Nicholson reports
Employees rated supervisors who worked out as less abusive than their sedentary counterparts. Christopher Intagliata reports
A new method tries to tell whether prejudice plays into voting choices
A person in a position of power will overestimate their height. Cynthia Graber reports
Author Susan Cain explains the fallacy of "groupwork," and points to research showing that it can reduce creativity and productivity
Future research is needed to find out the exact causes of pain perception differences, and which ones would be best to target for more effective pain control