A new study suggests we are altruistic at heart
Both exertion and synchronicity play a role in the social effects of dance
Study volunteers whose voices deepened during a group debate tended to be more influential and convincing. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Letters about Scientific American MIND’s Jan/Feb 2016 issue
Trials of mindfulness to improve mental health selectively report positive results
The psychology of group dynamics goes a long way toward explaining what drives ordinary people toward radicalism
Researchers are looking for couples to participate in a study of the impact that sensory information has on romantic relationships...
From the humanities to economics, research identifies some common themes
They hijack its limited ability to deal with perceptual ambiguity
Scientific American MIND speaks with Paul Raeburn and Kevin Zollman, co-authors of The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know—Your Kids...
Mathematician and author Adam Kucharski talks about his new book The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling (Basic Books, 2016).
Inside the May/June 2016 Scientific American MIND
A new finding suggests the cognitive effects of an unpredictable childhood are not all bad
They say you stay up too late and got nothing in your brain? It’s normal to care what important people in your life think of you. But if caring too much makes you stressed or you live your life by others’ expectations, it may be time to push back. Savvy Psychologist Dr...
There is a facial expression that needs no translation.
Smartphone apps claim to help conditions from addiction to schizophrenia, but few have been thoroughly tested
Slouching may help us concentrate on a challenging task