Workplace survival during a leadership change is an exercise in Social Darwinism (and sometimes involves more bootlicking than we'd like to admit).
Under most circumstances, the bones and cells protecting our brain are a blessing. But when it comes to delivering vital medicine to patients with disorders such as Alzheimer's, scientists have turned to creative solutions to infiltrate the brain's defenses.
If our present scientific achievements pale in comparison to the grand gestures of putting a man on the moon and building nuclear weapons, it may be that our capacity to tell imaginative narratives is suffering.
"The recognition of human wretchedness is difficult for whoever is rich and powerful because he is almost invincibly led to believe that he is something. It is equally difficult for the man in miserable circumstances because he is almost invincibly led to believe that the rich and powerful man is something."
An international survey of school teachers has found that the vast majority believe in myths about the brain and wrongly adapt their lessons to accommodate these myths.
In most respects, neurology's attack on free will seems to have won the day, not the least reason being that randomness is a far cry from making free and intentioned decisions.
Whenever I work with a company or talk to people in the business world, I’m always asked for a model or a set of scientific formulas that can “solve” behavior problems for them. While there are models of human behavior, habit formation, and cognition that can give us insight into our nature, any ...
Throughout the developing world, "and increasingly in Africa and Asia," the single largest occupation for women is agriculture. Yet although they perform much of the labor, women and girls (who make up the majority of the planet's poor) are often restricted from actually owning the land they work ...
The nation's highest-profile technology companies are creating some unusual policies in order to encourage women to keep working through the peak of their childbearing years.
The trouble with teenagers is well-known to many parents: they are hormone-driven, thrill-seeking bundles of eros with a shocking inability to think through the consequences of their actions. Adolescents don’t just procrastinate and spend too much time playing video games. They endanger themselves ...
Having a much more interesting time with life than your peers is a recipe for social isolation, according to a report published in Psychological Science.
Photo of astronaut Reid Wiseman taken by fellow ISS crewmember Barry E. Wilmore.
Decades of neuroscientific research may be culminating in treatment to help those with short attention spans overcome their lack of focus.