Researchers develop a model for how we find certain sounds, like nails on a chalkboard, unbearable. Christie Nicholson reports
A new study shows slumber-deprived bees take longer to consolidate new memories
A visual Halloween trick from Scientific American
Outstanding creativity in all domains may stem from shared attributes and a common process of discovery
Researchers asked women and men "friends" what they really think—and got very different answers
The mimicry of the whale, now deceased, was no match for that of a parrot, but is an example of vocal learning, nonetheless
Brain scans during sleep were successfully used to decode some of the visual content of subjects' dreams
Science journalist Chris Berdik describes the sometimes dangerous power of expectations
People who report sleeping restlessly, feeling tired during the day and taking sleep medication were more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's within the next two years, a study finds...
Journalist Chris Berdik explains the many ways that what is expected shapes what happens
A recent twist on the famous "marshmallow test" for children finds that environment and experience play a big role in a child's ability to resist temptation. Christie Nicholson reports
We can learn a lot from psychopaths. Certain aspects of their personalities and intellect are often hallmarks of success
Psychologists explore the outer limits of first impressions
Children could benefit from personalized lessons based on brain scans
Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman wants psychologists who study social priming to restore credibility with open data and by having multiple labs repeat experiments to make sure that results are robust...
False information is pervasive and difficult to eradicate, but scientists are developing new strategies such as "de-biasing," a method that focuses on facts, to help spread the truth
Scientists have mapped a tiny roundworm's entire nervous system. Did it teach them anything about its behavior?
Human history and evolution