How weird beliefs can land you in jail
Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity...
Why some memories disappear, some remain, and others blend with fiction
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With the right lesson plan, teachers can turn struggling students into budding mathematicians. The secret is carefully guiding their adventure in numbers
Looking at photos of food can lead us to become bored with other similar foods. Christie Nicholson reports
Evidence that some animals are capable of “mental time travel,” suggests they have a deeper understanding of the world around them
Pain is an emotion
Female migraineurs may need different treatments than male sufferers
One technique for improving social skills seems to help newly diagnosed young children
The types of books we read may affect how we relate to others
Psychologists find that distrust of authority and low agreeableness are among factors underlying the willingness to believe
A new study finds a possible brain signature of consciousness in infants as young as five months
Exposure to a fearful memory while in deep sleep may help reduce the fear. Christie Nicholson reports
Your online persona and possessions can help assuage grief over your passing
The more people used Facebook, the more likely they were to feel unhappy
Ads for over-the-counter drugs are worse than those that require a prescription
In a study, preschoolers who take a midday nap retained recently learned information better. Sophie Bushwick reports.
As we jettison the pen and pencil in a digital world, we are changing the way our brain thinks about writing
The DSM-5 broadens the criteria for anorexia nervosa, but will the expanded definition of the illness help catch those who need help before their disease progresses too far?