In mice, intestinal microbes respond to a high-fat diet by producing acetate, which triggers the release of a hormone that makes mammals feel hungry, causing them to eat even more. ...
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals seven ways to tell if someone is lying
Gun violence at the Pulse night club and elsewhere across the U.S. in recent years demand controls over the widespread availability of firearms
Wharton professor Jonah Berger explores the many influences on what we decide
The breakup may be painful, but most kids adjust well over time
New research shows that cashiers who have their own lines move customers more quickly
That boy who never speaks in class? Chances are he has an anxiety disorder called selective mutism that demands the one thing he dreads the most: attention
Inside the July/August 2016 issue of Scientific American Mind
Serving wine in larger glasses boosted sales 10 percent in an English bar, possibly because customers think they're imbibing less per glass. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Children with anxiety disorders can wallop their worries—and get back their life—by being encouraged to do just what they fear most. One doctor details how he helps his young patients...
The surprising power of curiosity
A patient’s cell-phone fixation betrays a more serious problem
A new study undermines the idea that humans only understand tool use by learning from others
Shy sticklebacks were more likely to emerge from under cover when an equally wary fellow was already out there, rather than when a bold individual was present.
The disorder remains a medical mystery with no cure in sight, but some existing therapies produce lasting benefits, and more are on the horizon
In her new book journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova explores the mind of the con man
What would be your final words?
Contrary to older findings, a new study shows happiness rises through our 30s and perhaps beyond
An interactive parent-training program can stamp out behavior problems in kids—and abuse from parents
A scientific analysis ranks the 10 most effective child-rearing practices. Surprisingly, some don't even involve the kids