Journalist and author David Epstein talks about his new book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.
Researchers slowed the approach of greedy gulls by an average of 21 seconds by staring at the birds versus looking elsewhere. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Honest, involuntary laughter cued people to laugh more at some really bad jokes than they did when hearing forced laughter.
A real-time capture of brain-circuit activity shows how simple it is to change what an animal sees
A new study reveals surprising variations in the neural code
Five-month-olds may use chuckles to identify information about social interactions
Neural processing centers repeat recent sequences of events to lay down new memories used for abstract thought
Psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers are trying to understand humor
Two monkey species who last shared a common ancestor 3 million years ago have "eerily similar" alarm calls.
A study in mice shows improved cognitive performance when these bursting signals move around memory circuits
A new study in mice reveals why consuming a beverage is usually pleasurable but is not always enough to quench thirst
Preterm babies who listened to music in the neonatal intensive care unit had brain activity that more closely resembled that of full-term babies. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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...