People who don't careor don't need to carewhat others think of them show how crucial reputation is to civilization. Understanding it could reduce crime, improve ethical behavior and rein in Wall Street excesses...
And boost your social skills to boot
Our senses have difficulty parsing stimuli linked to a negative event
Could the cosmos have a point?
A new study suggests that rodents are far more altruistic than previously thought
Memorizing 25,000 city streets balloons the hippocampus, but cabbies may pay a hidden fare in cognitive skills
A colored-candy challenge from Science Buddies
Don't trust your instincts about free will or consciousness, experimental philosophers say
Two recommended tactics--improving physical activity in schools and spending more to provide healthier school lunches--are uncommon in the U.S.
Henrik Ehrsson uses mannequins, rubber arms and virtual reality to create body illusions, all in the name of neuroscience.
How unconscious cues affect our feelings
Research shows that older people can make better decisions if they rely more on their emotions
Apes' association of tones and shades may hold clues to human synesthesia and language
Researchers test a famous ethical dilemma called the "trolley problem" in a very real setting. Christie Nicholson reports
Having a bad reputation gets you noticed
The brain looks for more than beauty when evaluating snapshots
An account of Stanley Milgram's experiments from 1962, in which Norwegians and Frenchmen were separately subjected to synthetic group pressure
Primates can now move and sense the textures of objects using only their thoughts
Becoming aware of your sleeping self could relieve anxiety or tap the creative unconscious
Ever walk into the kitchen and forgot why you went there? Of course you have. Good news: it's the doorway's fault. Sophie Bushwick reports