Stephen Johnson is a St. Louis-based writer whose work has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Eleven Magazine, Cheapism, Vox Magazine, The Missourian and other publications.
A recent study shows that NBA players performed worse in games where they had spent the previous night staying up late and Tweeting.
In her new book, professor of psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett proposes a radical new theory of emotions.
A new study indicates that the brain can detect and help avoid diseases in others through the senses of sight and smell alone.
Hitler appeared to have been highly sensitive to disgust, and research shows this trait is linked to numerous dimensions of ideology.
A recent study shows that migrant workers in the U.K. are three times less likely to be absent from work than their native counterparts.
A new study suggests that sensitivity to the emotion of disgust affects one's attitudes on immigration.
Sam Harris talks with David Deutsch about how modern people are already living like astronauts.
A new paper suggests population size and migration explain the sudden bursts of innovation seen 50,000 years ago.
A study suggests that countries with a high prevalence of parasites are likely to have authoritarian governments.
Research suggests that a religious edict from the Catholic Church shaped the evolution of the modern chicken.