In a crowd, everyone feels equally anxious
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Self-esteem is something we all want, and, experts say, need for our mental health. But the more we chase this notion, trying to build ourselves up in our own eyes, the more it eludes our grasp: a body of research shows that doggedly pursuing self-worth backfires, because that pursuit implies a level of ego-involvement that is unhealthy...
Recent research has confirmed that in blind subjects who use echolocation to navigate, it is the visual part of the brain that processes the auditory echoes. Christie Nicholson reports
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in past issues of Scientific American
A study of young boys who score poorly on tests of empathy and regard for others found that they didn't register a reaction to faces exhibiting fear. Christie Nicholson reports
Weeping releases a chemical that reduces sexual arousal
The wisdom of crowds can be brilliant. It can also be corrupt
A Hard Look at Last Week's "Objective Attractiveness" Analysis in Psychology Today If what I say is wrong (because it is illogical or lacks credible scientific evidence), then it is my problem...
Powerful people often bend the rules, so if someone is a rule-breaker could they be perceived as powerful? Christie Nicholson reports
It may seem to you that, much like their barnyard animal namesake, men’s reproductive organs the world over participate in a mindless synchrony of stiffened salutes to the rising sun...
A study with mice finds that the types of intestinal bacteria an individual carries can influence behavior. Karen Hopkin reports
Recent studies show that psychotherapy delivered through electronic devices can benefit patients