Exploring the science of emotional residues
Museum exhibits, conferences and events relating to the brain
Medveđa, Serbia. Jan. 1732 -- The Carpathian mountains loomed ominously to the east, as if nature herself was conspiring with evil. In the valley below a shadow had been draped over the corpses that now littered the quiet cemetery...
Halloween reminds us that we love to be scared. But too much of anything is not good. Christie Nicholson reports
Chinese researchers add three chromosomal regions to a slow-growing list of genetic links.
Study subjects who expressed a preference for sweet over savory tastes also tended to be more agreeable. Karen Hopkin reports
Learn the latest psychology behind why it's hard to be happy, and take our quiz to learn how your contentment compares to that in other cultures
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Cultural twists on the concept hint at new ways of lifting your spirits and making you more content with life
Fifty years after Stanley Milgram conducted his series of stunning experiments, psychologists are revisiting his findings on the nature of obedience
A Harvard psychologist is developing evidence-based treatments for the devout
A new study finds that the humor gap between the sexes is more stereotype than reality. Christie Nicholson reports
When you fall asleep, you enter an alternative state of consciousness--a time when true inspiration can strike
It's not what you think
Recent research finds that body language significantly improves how well we are understood by our audience. Christie Nicholson reports
Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker talked about the thesis of his new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, at the ScienceWriters2011 conference in Flagstaff on October 17...
A new study suggests that women on the pill are happy with their man's practical credentials, but are not necessarily swooning between the sheets. Christopher Intagliata reports
The surprising psychology of the Occupy Wall Street protests
There is, it turns out, more than one kind of "objectification"