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
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New research investigates continuity and change in narcissism from young adulthood to midlife
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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
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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. ...
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A new book integrates positive psychology and evolutionary psychology to help advance the human condition
The so-called organoids are not capable of complex thought but could be used to study neurological diseases
The growing science of memory manipulation raises social and ethical questions
An innovative study technique yields surprising results that counter the popular idea that knowing yourself is good for you
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Peak emotional experiences are the most meaningful ones in our lives
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Journalist and author David Epstein talks about his new book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.