New research suggests that those who display the most concern for others are also the most socially polarized
Within just a third of a second of hearing a snippet of a familiar refrain, our pupils dilate, and the brain shows signs of recognition. Christopher Intagliata reports.
New research suggests that moral grandstanding may be a major source of conflict in the world today
Slow-wave activity during dreamless slumber helps wash out neural detritus
Work on an “Internet of brains” takes another step
Green crabs learned to navigate a maze without making a single wrong turn—and remembered the skill weeks later. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Seven ways science matters to dogs and the people who love them
A tool that helps to match immediate reward with long-term value motivated people to make better decisions and overcome procrastination
The resonant properties of your skull can amplify some frequencies and dampen others—and, in some cases, affect your hearing. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Experts from the fields of human and animal affective neuroscience discuss their own definitions of fear and how we should study it
The best programs teach kids language skills and focusing abilities through innovative, child-centered activities
New research investigates continuity and change in narcissism from young adulthood to midlife
Dogs aren’t the only ones who can do science. The era of cat science is now
Western ears consider a pitch at double the frequency of a lower pitch to be the same note, an octave higher. The Tsimane’, an indigenous people in the Bolivian Amazon basin, do not...
Susanne Schweizer is a neuroscientist investigating the development of emotional regulatory processes and their role in mental health across the life span
Psychologists zero in on the skills that predict future success
A group of researchers has created a short test to see just how misleading the look on a person’s face can be
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Squirrels constantly scan their surroundings for hawks, owls and other predators. But they also surveil for threats by eavesdropping on bird chatter. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...
It’s not a trick question: your brain answers differently, depending on whether the materials are part of the same object or not