Psychology

22 June 2018

To understand what leads people into violent extremism, scientists are turning the question on its head and asking why...

12 May 2018

Antidepressants have long been surrounded by controversy: are too many people taking them? Or are doctors too reluctant...

09 March 2018

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and how can we better monitor and treat it?

19 February 2018

Every time Tim sees the letter “E,” he also sees the color red...

26 January 2018

“…Throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart”, tweeted Donald...

24 November 2017

Did the evolutionary process towards musical abilities begin in the primeval oceans? And have Human footsteps...

06 July 2017

By identifying the most influential kids in small social media circles, researchers can create positive peer pressure...

06 April 2017

Call it fake news, false content, or propaganda, either way we are in a new era of misinformation and it’s influencing...

28 December 2016

Why are economists playing quantum games, and how does this emerging field relate to the “classical” game theory used...

13 February 2015

How is music able to give us the creeps so effectively?

19 March 2014

What does sleep do to your ability to make new memories? Alice Kay investigates...

08 October 2012

Decisions are not made equally. Situations, fatigue, hunger and a taxing day can all influence how we appraise and feel...

24 September 2012

Your memories may be less reliable than you think. Research has shown that not only do our memories often play tricks...

29 December 2009

We’re all searching for happiness, but do we really know what this is or where to find it? Douglas E. Richards gives...

13 October 2009

For anyone fresh out of frogs and tempted to kiss a toad instead, this article has a word of warning. Although certain...

01 October 2009

Noam Chomsky, a rookie professor at MIT, published a ground-breaking book called Syntactic Structures, which set out a...

04 October 2008

Flies are creatures of habit - at least that's what the latest research on the fruit fly Drosophila has found. In...

20 August 2008

Why am I so cranky when I don’t get enough sleep? And why was it all better once I had a good night rest?

06 August 2008

Picking scabs. We all do it, and funnily enough, we all squirm when we think about it...

22 April 2008

I.Q. scores have been rising steadily, by about 3 points per decade, ever since they were first administered. This is...

14 January 2008

So what exactly is linguistics? Is it all about tape recorders, tongue twisters and dropped "aitches"? Or is...

27 November 2007

The Pythia, the prophetess at the Oracle of Delphi, was said to be able to communicate with Apollo by going into a...

17 May 2006

How much do we know about what makes people thrive and societies flourish? We know remarkably little about the positive...

03 May 2006

One day someone will write a book that explains consciousness. The book will put forward a theory that fills the gap...