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
How ability can grow out of seeming disability
The Psychology Podcast Recap for June 2019
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
Researchers are calling into question authenticity as a scientifically viable concept
One has to go to great lengths to counteract the deeply ingrained tendency to infuse new social groups with rich meaning
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
Philosopher Christian List argues against reductionism and determinism in accounts of the mind...
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The Psychology Podcast Recap for May 2019
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.
New research is shedding light on how intelligence changes and develops over time
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