From ‘social distancing’ to ‘self-quarantining,’ the pandemic is leaving a lasting impact on the English lexicon
An online citizen science project is recruiting 30,000 volunteers to assess whether exercises to improve memory and attention are valid—and if so, for whom
Psychologist Susan Blackmore stays grounded in science while exploring the outer reaches of consciousness.
The solipsism problem, also called the problem of other minds, lurks at the heart of science, philosophy, religion, the arts and the human condition
Objects’ hidden physical traits can help people locate them faster
Contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs spoke with Arthur Caplan, head of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s division of medical ethics, about some of the ethical issues that researchers have to consider in testing and distributing vaccines against COVID-19...
Usage patterns shape biases worldwide, whether in Japanese, Persian or English
As babies, we learn that it’s ourself we see in a mirror. But online meeting rooms are a whole different thing
Individuals aren’t very good at judging whether someone coughing or sneezing has an infectious condition or is simply reacting to something benign.
Those that eat insects, migrate or usually live in the woods are most likely to fly into buildings that feature a lot of glass.
Velvety free-tailed bats produce sounds that help them locate insect prey but simultaneously identify them to their companions.
Your sense of smell may be a better memory trigger than your sense of sight. Here's why a whiff of apple pie may instantly transport you home in your mind
Behavioral scientist Stephen Martin and psychologist Joseph Marks talk about their book Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why.
The sequence in which clusters of olfactory neurons switch on can evoke the smell of an apple instead of a pear
An expert on climate denial offers tips for inoculating people against coronavirus conspiracy notions.
By refocusing on the positive potential that already lies within, you will restore a greater sense of hope than you ever thought possible
The more people enjoy music, the more similar their brain activity is to that of the musician
Stanford University neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky talks about human behavior, the penal system and the question of free will.
Here’s a chat with Baars about his latest thinking on the scientific study of consciousness