Reading fiction can strengthen your social ties and even change your personality
New research confirms that social complexity enriches cognitive growth. Could having more Facebook friends actually make you smarter?Let's face it, as a species we're obsessed with ourselves...
When it comes to brain development, the missing ingredient in bottle-feeding is a bond with the mother, not the chemicals in the milk
Failure of a promising compound casts a shadow on others.
Research finds that scantily-clad women and men are judged in similar ways. Christie Nicholson reports
Subjects who thought their putter had been owned by a pro golfer putted better than others using the same putter without being told its pedigree. Amy Kraft reports
Safe dragonfly larvae that could sense the presence of their predators had a higher mortality rate than unstressed larvae. Christopher Intagliata reports
The psychology of group membership helps explain why Penn State students can’t stop loving a man who ignored a child molestation scandal
When the same set of data yields opposite conclusions
Some philosophers today are doing more than thinking deeply. They are also conducting scientific experiments relating to the nature of free will and of good and evil
See how "objectivity" is colored by whether an outcome is negative or positive with a simple thought exercise by experimental philosopher Joshua Knobe
Research finds support for the theory that brains excel when we cooperate. At least in duet-singing wrens. Christie Nicholson reports
Lots of "friends" drive the growth of gray matter in areas linked to processing social information
Families that colonized the Canadian frontier contributed more genetic material to the modern population than folks who stayed home, says a new study
A computer training program improves how oncologists respond to negative patients. Katherine Harmon reports
Dispute grows over revisions to diagnostic handbook.
The trend in early education is to move from a play-based curriculum to a more school-like environment of directed learning. But is earlier better? And better at what?
Convinced by the evidence that vaccines do not cause autism, Alison Singer started a research foundation that pledges to put science first.