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.
A new study shows that when you pull an all-nighter or deprive yourself of sleep, you also put yourself at risk of developing false or inaccurate memories.
Scientists have long believed jealousy to be a chiefly human emotion based on assumptions that the it is the result of advanced cognitive capabilities. A new study authored by a UC San Diego psychologist argues against those assumptions with findings that dogs feel and exhibit jealousy just like humans do.
Researchers at George Washington University have identified a part of the brain that, when stimulated with an electric impulse, disrupts consciousness.
A paraplegic man kicked the first ball of the World Cup today thanks to a special mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton fashioned by scientists at Duke University. The scientific advancement could signal a future where wheelchairs become obsolete.
Test subjects were asked to rate paintings before and after receiving a mild amount of current in a portion of their brain. Paintings that depicted realistic scenes earned higher ratings after the zap.
Not exactly, say the authors of a new study. However, they have identified a certain gene variation that causes people to notice the negative more quickly while also experiencing emotional events more vividly.
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.
A recent study showed how using the software to identify struggling students could help teachers stay attuned to their needs, whether they're in the room with them or at a remote location many miles away.
Irrational tendencies mark human existence. Some can be of service to you, such as the phenomenon of honoring what economists call “sunk costs.”
A German study showed that male test subjects were far more likely to correctly guess the emotional states of other men via eye contact. Interestingly, there may be an evolutionary basis to this.
It’s the most popular—and least reality-based—sentiment of the disgruntled white college applicant with high scores: a black kid took my seat.