Pain is an emotion
The types of books we read may affect how we relate to others
Psychologists find that distrust of authority and low agreeableness are among factors underlying the willingness to believe
A new study finds a possible brain signature of consciousness in infants as young as five months
Exposure to a fearful memory while in deep sleep may help reduce the fear. Christie Nicholson reports
Your online persona and possessions can help assuage grief over your passing
The more people used Facebook, the more likely they were to feel unhappy
2013 MacArthur picks include scientists taking on prosthetics, audio preservation and describing planets beyond our solar system
In a group experiment, members who donated the least and the most to the community were both ostracized. Amy Kraft reports
A comatose patient pushes the boundaries of what it means to be brain dead
How tough is it, really, to be the boss?
Auditory hallucination often carries a stigma of mental illness. Yet voice-hearing can manifest in otherwise healthy people at any age.
The more you pursue self-esteem, the more your confidence—and happiness—will recede. The following four steps will help you break the cycle.
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Even scientists who dedicate their careers to studying insects get spooked by spiders
In an alternative to Chomsky’s "Universal Grammar," scientists explore language’s fundamental design constraints
It appears we might be born with the knowledge that living things have insides and are not hollow. Christie Nicholson reports
Why it sometimes pays to make a less compelling case