Oxytocin reduces pleasure eating without interfering with normal hunger
While we are working through a problem, the brain's tendency to stick with familiar ideas can literally blind us to superior solutions
Psychiatric treatment is far better than imprisonment for reducing recidivism
Developing a hangover doesn't prevent or even significantly delay the next drinking bout. Sophie Bushwick reports
“Thinking outside the box” has positive and negative aspects
The NFL not only publicly denied evidence that long-term brain damage could result from concussions suffered by its players, but worked to undercut it
Crossed signals from alcohol-impaired perception do not cause unwanted come-ons, new research suggests. Instead, aggressors simply target women who appear inebriated
For some people, hardship can trigger creative growth
The determination on children's faces as they struggled with a difficult task was not observed in chimpanzees involved in the same study, suggesting that the expression is an evolutionary trait...
An homage to David Hubel, a Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist
The magical thinking concept of contagion, the transfer of essence through objects, comes into play at celebrity auctions, where items that were in close physical contact with the celeb fetch bigger bucks than other goods they owned...
Sexy objects encourage people to seek immediate rewards
Parents were less likely to think vaccines caused autism but strangely less likely to want their children to be vaccinated after being educated about the lack of a vaccine–autism link...
Recent and easily retrievable information can overwrite the details of memories, thus altering them in your mind. Christie Nicholson reports
Children can overcome intense anxiety by being encouraged to do just what they fear most
How a desire to stand out from the crowd shapes behavior and creative thinking
Are you more likely to lie in the afternoon than in the morning?
Bad behavior gets “paid forward” more than kindness. It need not be that way
Ever since the financial crisis that started in 2007, the business sector has brought more attention to how individual physical reactions can affect the world trading floor
An interactive parent-training programcan stamp out behavior problemsin kids—and abuse from parents