Have you ever experienced a moment when you've teetered between telling the truth and telling a lie? According to a new study, you have your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to thank for that.
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.
Bruno Carcellos de Souza Coutinho didn't think it would be necessary to go to the hospital after he accidentally shot himself with a harpoon that went nearly all the way through his brain. That's right, not only was Coutinho alive, he was conscious, and extremely blasé. And extremely lucky. The ...
Conscience nocturnalism is a new wrinkle in the evolutionary development of mankind, a traditionally diurnal species. Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa presents evidence that those who lead more nocturnal lives tend to be more intelligent than their morning lark counterparts.
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.
Pets Unstressing Passengers, or PUP, is a service that provides passengers at 20 major U.S. airports the opportunity to interact with trained therapy dogs.
Burt Bacharach was right; the look of love is in your eyes. New research reveals how eye movements can betray a person's lustful or loving feelings.
A lunch-time meditation club at a North Philadelphia elementary school encourages third- and fourth-graders to take part in mindfulness exercises.
Why do young concertgoers shout their lungs out like they're auditioning for a slasher flick? It's partly because screaming is a customary ritual for such an event. It's also because screaming is a primal form of sociological expression.
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.
Many menus are meticulously designed not to inform the customer but to influence him/her to spend more money. The secret is psychology.
Researchers believe this cave painting may turn out to be over 40,000 years old, old enough to outdate modern humans.
Researchers at two universities are confirming what many of us probably already believed about stress -- it's highly, highly contagious.
Researchers at George Washington University have identified a part of the brain that, when stimulated with an electric impulse, disrupts consciousness.
A new Cornell/UCSF joint-study reveals that seeing positive posts in your Facebook feed leads to using positive words in status updates.