An infant’s laughter can reveal not only how babies think but also the serious reasons for this expression of joy
People prone to believing in elaborate cover-ups could just be seeking more meaning in life
Evolutionary biologist Lee Dugatkin talks about the six-decade Siberian experiment with foxes that has revealed details about domestication in general.
Nongenuine chuckles cause a specific cortical region to “light up” more
Widely interconnected regions detect the status of friends and acquaintances
U.S. parents tend to view the condition’s signs very differently than in other cultures
Evolutionary biologist and science historian Lee Dugatkin talks about the legendary six-decade Siberian experiment in fox domestication run by Lyudmila Trut, his co-author of a new book and Scientific American article about the research.
The opioid crisis is forcing doctors to change how they treat chronic pain, putting a new emphasis on nondrug remedies and psychological interventions
A look inside the May/June issue of Scientific American Mind
Customizing possessions boosts performance
Couples often lose their mojo after many years together, but research suggests being more responsive could rekindle desire
This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains what news overload is doing to us and how to take control.
“Authentic objects” keep us company
Vast majority go undiagnosed until after age 3, new research shows
Come to know the shark, the grizzly, the rattlesnake—all of them deeply misunderstood
New research provides the first evidence for a theory first put forward in the 1970s
Computational social scientists are studying how conspiracy theories spread online—and what, if anything, can be done to stop them
We value the quality in others—but we don't always like how it reflects on us
New research suggests it doesn’t help—and it may hurt—to rely on a formula to predict the risk of a suicide