Shock treatment may be the best therapy for major depression. Unfortunately, the stigma against it is holding back the potentially beneficial treatment.
In a post-truth world of alternative facts, there is understandable interest in the psychology behind why people are so attached to their opinions and why it is so difficult to change minds.
Somewhere out there, perhaps in another place and time, there’s a person who looks like your identical twin stranger — at least to an untrained observer.
Being creative gives you a natural predisposition to schizophrenia, according to a massive new study by the British Journal of Psychiatry.
The survey asked respondents to rate their anxiety levels in five areas: safety, health, finances, relationships and politics.
For many, their religion is a core part of their identity, the meaning they find in life, and their social world. Changing this crucial aspect of themselves will have significant psychological consequences.
Some of us can adjust our moods by listening to certain types of music we know will affect us. This survey looks at the music Americans turn to for mood modification.
The part of your brain responsible for ASMR catalogs music, and appears to be a stronghold against Alzheimer's and dementia.
Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can identify a musical genre just like a human would.
The NFL is known predominantly for its players’ display of athletic prowess. But you’d be surprised to know that many of these same players are incredibly smart. Here are some of the smartest NFL players ever to...
If you've ever heard that there are differences between the "left and right brain", you can blame Michael Gazzaniga. His new work aims at closing the gap between the meat of the brain and the magic of...
Two studies, summing up almost 5,000 participants, point to an interesting link between education and conspiracy theories.
In this study, know-it-alls although aware of their biases, selected data that supported their beliefs anyway.
Socrates never wrote anything down because he found writing to be inferior to dialogue as a method of inquiry. That's kind of a problem if we're to evaluate his ideas.
Where do cultures come from? The answer is as old as life itself.
Sometimes conspiracy theories turn out to be true, like the one about how the CIA tried to use LSD to find a mind-control drug.
The Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (MILD) was originally developed in the 1970s by the American psychophysiologist Stephen LaBerge.
Sex alters the brain in a variety of interesting ways.
How we talk about genes shows many are confused. Seductive stats illusions, iffy gene ideas, bad causology, and lax jargon, are creating a recipe for epistemic comedy (and genetic tragedy).
The idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing – is not supported by evidence.