Brain structure explains why people have difficulty multitasking
A certain amount of negative life events is correlated with an overall sense of life satisfaction and happiness. Christie Nicholson reports
Non-human primate, that is, Ape actor Peter Elliott shares his knowledge of chimpanzee and gorilla vocabulary and facial expressions. via IMDb: Peter Elliott is the film industry's primary primate...
Who says love hurts? New research shows that strong romantic feelings actually ease physical pain via the same neural pathways as powerful drugs.
By simply gazing at a picture of their beloved, undergraduates in a recent study were able to substantially reduce their experience of pain...
Contemplating a new love can reduce pain by activating the same brain region that processes addictions and analgesic drugs. Cynthia Graber reports
Why Dr. Phil and Dr. Laura won't solve your problems
Pigeons chose a big payoff option that only hit 20 percent of the time over a small payoff that had better returns in the long run. Karen Hopkin reports
Researchers turn to virtual worlds for real-world insights into addiction
The octopus sucker can feel, taste, grip, manipulate—and act of its own accord
Most psychological science is the science of being and feeling like a human being, and since there is only one human being that I have or ever will have experience in being, it is not always clear to me where my career ends and my personal life begins...
How that early bond subtly shapes decisions and moods
Recent research explains how the deaf can have extraordinary sight. Christie Nicholson reports
Perpetually plugged-in youngsters are more likely to suffer poor psychological health. Although some experts recommend exercise to restore a sense of well-being, University of Bristol exercise researcher Angie Page says such extra activity may not balance the mental health equation...
Priming our mind with thoughts of time or money influences our future behavior. Christie Nicholson reports
Psychologists have started testing augmented reality as an enhanced form of virtual reality therapy for specific phobias
Whether you have questions about your ancestry, earwax or Alzheimer's risk, a recent slew of genetic tests promise to give you highly personal answers.
Fairness can matter more to people than their own self-interest
A recent study shows the negative impact that noise can have when one is attempting to predict where a tennis ball will land. Christie Nicholson reports
Cannabis composition determines effects on the brain.