Paying mindful attention to one's food leads people to eat less but savor it more
Imagine that you are a bouncer, checking IDs outside a popular bar in a college town. It is somewhat dark outside the door, there are many distractions: loud music is playing and your job requires you to also keep an eye on the crowd for trouble...
Recent breakthroughs may lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder
Scientists are charting the paths of individual neurons as well as the activity of individual genes
One of the tragedies of aging is the slow but steady decline in memory. Phone numbers slipping your mind? Forgetting crucial items on your grocery list?
What the the nose knows might as well be limitless, researchers suggest.
How the brain leads us to believe false truths
The U.S. BRAIN Initiative and European Human Brain Project research programs will begin collaborating later this year
While we can all agree coincidences have fascinated scholars and lay people alike, what they mean divides us into one of two camps: skeptics or believers.
Forty seconds before round two, and I'm lying on my back trying to breathe. Pain all through me. Deep breath. Let it go. I won't be able to lift my shoulder tomorrow, it won't heal for over a year, but now it pulses, alive, and I feel the air vibrating around me, the stadium shaking [...]..
Other cities are taking note after Chicago restricts the sale and use of mentholated and electronic cigarettes
Cognitive bias can prevent even the most talented chess players from seeing the swiftest path to victory
People may use trust in science as others use religious faith to cope with life's uncertainties
Eating disorders may arise from faulty reward responses in the brain
The National Institute of Mental Health will no longer fund research aiming to relieve symptoms without probing underlying causes
The ancient practice promotes growth in brain regions for self-awareness
Science has long advanced in part due to its rejection of religion as it uncovered information inconvenient for believers and their institutions
Oxytocin reduces pleasure eating without interfering with normal hunger
I am very excited to announce the next SciAm/Read Science! collaboration. My cohost, Jeff, and I will feature two guests who are well known independently for their work in science communication, but together make a formidable power couple (of sorts)!...
I believe that if we implemented a more imaginative college admissions system, we'd be pleasantly surprised by just how much intellectual and creative potential there already exists all around us...