Neuroscientists fascinated by the teenage psyche have come together to publish a series of studies on what makes juveniles tick. Their findings reveal why teenage boys in particular act in such a risk-averse manner.
Many menus are meticulously designed not to inform the customer but to influence him/her to spend more money. The secret is psychology.
Researchers at George Washington University have identified a part of the brain that, when stimulated with an electric impulse, disrupts consciousness.
A UK study is one of a very few to address this commonly-held belief from a scientific perspective. It also suggests that multitasking should be considered when evaluating worker performance.
New research shows that variations in a particular genotype can make a person more likely to participate in "prosocial" acts, such as rescuing someone from drowning.
New research demonstrates that infants as young as eight months old understand that if an object is moving and appears to be in control of its movements, then it's got something inside it that's helping it to move.
It's the first time such conspicuous planning has been observed in the field -- in this case, Sumatra -- among non-human primates.
With severe and potentially deadly weather continuing tonight in the central United States, an important reminder of what not to do from a post on last fall's tornadoes in Oklahoma: The people of Oklahoma City suffered their second violent bout of tornados in as many weeks on Friday evening ...
Five guidelines for navigating the Internet from the great 19th-century liberal individualist.
The legal system is ill equipped to render justice in the tragic death of a young black man.
There is no ironclad guarantee that signing up to hurtle your body at 500+ mph several miles above the ground will result in safe passage to your destination.
Irrational tendencies mark human existence. Some can be of service to you, such as the phenomenon of honoring what economists call “sunk costs.”
According to the debt-averse deficit hawk position fueling Republican budget proposals, we need to slash government spending to promote economic growth. That assumption relies on a 2010 research paper by two Harvard economists that we now know is studded with errors.
A pet peeve that I have in the context of happiness research is that it’s called happiness research.
Recent studies suggest that Americans might be the worst research subjects on the planet. As one writer put it recently, "researchers had been doing the equivalent of studying penguins while believing that they were learning insights applicable to all birds.”