Researchers selectively erase drug-related associations in rats
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material
Researchers tinkered with recall in a spate of recent studies
When gas mileage cost was explicitly revealed on new car window stickers, potential consumers were more likely to choose the most efficient vehicle. David Biello reports.
New evidence of ancient ingenuity forces scientists to reconsider when our ancestors started thinking outside the box
The ruling acknowledges the inherent variability in IQ scores and their margin of error
A new study pinpoints the cells involved in coping with stress, which can result in the development of mood disorders
Interviews with parents and siblings of several juvenile shooters reveals that the families never come to terms with who their child really was and what he did
Be fair, strike a power pose and aim high
Many ordinary business practices resemble the infamous con game
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Experiments stop mice from “excessive grooming”
What is consciousness? A neuroscientist's new book argues that it arises when information is broadcast throughout the brain
Thirty-three families allowed themselves to be recorded for up to six nights. Parents who said they supported corporal punishment did it often and with little provocation. Christie Nicholson reports
Mafiosi incarcerated in Italy scored lower than the threshold level for psychopathy on a standard test whereas half the run-of-the-mill inmates qualified as psychopaths. Allie Wilkinson reports
Squabbling with your spouse lately? Someday, couples therapy could mean watching your own brain activity to train your compassionate side
What happens to a society that believes people have no conscious control over their actions?
Asking for help seems simple enough, but if you’ve ever needed a hand, you know how hard it can be. Clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains why it’s so challenging and shows you how it’s done...
Researchers are pinpointing the brain circuits that can help us form good habits and break bad ones