A new study suggests women's performance on math and verbal tasks increases as room temperature rises, up to about the mid 70s F. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Artists, novelists, actors and directors excel at tapping into “imagination” circuits
Growing up in a home filled with books enhances enhances intellectual capacity in later life, even if you don't read them all.
Felines move their ears, heads and tails more when they hear their names compared to when they hear similar words. Jim Daley reports.
Freshwater dolphins are evolutionary relics, and their calls give clues to the origins of cetacean communication in general. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The tiny brain of a honeybee is apparently able to calculate small numbers' addition and subtraction. Annie Sneed reports.
Research reveals strategies for staying motivated in the face of challenges
Tracking the location and mood of 15,000 people, researchers found that scenic beauty was linked to happiness—including near urban sights like bridges and buildings. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Study points toward lifelong neuron formation in the human brain’s hippocampus, with implications for memory and disease
Volunteers who listened to music solved fewer word puzzles than others who worked in silence. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Humans traveling to Mars will be required to operate with a degree of autonomy human astronauts have never had, due to communication delays. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Although millennials' memory of recent pop tunes drops quickly, their ability to identify top hits from the 1960s through 1990s remains moderately high. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Interviewing an inebriated person at the scene may be more accurate than waiting until he or she is sober
Humpback populations from the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet up south of Africa and trade song stylings.
Brain regions that process faces reveal deep insights into the neural mechanisms of vision
Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise?
A newly identified circuit connecting the cerebellum to the brain’s reward centers in mice could help scientists understand autism and addiction
The Mona Lisa effect is the illusion that the subject of a painting follows you with her gaze, despite where you stand. But da Vinci's famous painting doesn't have that quality. Christopher Intagliata reports...
A new look at “the Russian blues” demonstrates the power of words to shape perception
The sense of touch generates surprisingly powerful and long-lasting memories