Should kids be on social media? If yes, what are some good rules to have?
In 1944, the economist, physicist, mathematician and computer scientist John von Neumann published a book that became a sensation, at least among mathematicians – Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. Written...
Research points to many social-cognitive, emotional, behavioral and biological benefits that marriage seems to bestow on its participants.
Some people like going to bed early in the evening and waking up at the crack of dawn. Others are most alive after the Sun has set, preferring the darkness of night to the brightness of morning. Research into...
A new study shows that “magical thinking” can be reduced by presenting and processing information in a second language.
Could neuroscience help a Jeffrey Dahmer or a Ted Bundy become... better people?
It's that time again. Are you ready to throw down the wit-gauntlet and put those potently chucklesome or chin-strokingly insightful words to fingertips?
The study also discovered a downside to having a big brain.
In 1922, Albert Einstein explained how to live a happy life to a bellboy in Tokyo.
Being bored is great. It's where we come up with our best ideas, and how we become better people by being able to mentally solve our biggest personal problems. So why are we destroying boredom with our phones?
Unraveling the psychology behind gun ownership may offer fresh insight into the gun control debate.
A new study investigates if pot smokers outperformed nonsmokers in creativity.
When was the last time you were well and truly bored? If you can't remember, you're not alone. Manoush Zomorodi on what our brains really need, and what they're getting.
Mindfulness meditation works wonders for people with internalizing disorders, such as anxiety and depression. But what about people with externalizing disorders?
This has implications for linguistics, biology, musical composition, and even A.I.
Recent research in psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA, which all affect our serotonin receptors, suggest these substances can help make us content.
A new study shows how access to medical marijuana significantly impacted the use of opioids by patients.
A study finds that conflicting points of view are more likely to lead to dehumanizing others if they're written and not spoken.
Why do some smart folk spout such bad ideas? Marilynne Robinson says it's because we teach them "higher twaddle.” She's right, but the situation is worse than she fears.
If we’re going to treat psychological suffering as effectively as we treat pneumonia and broken bones, we’d better think outside the box.
Understanding this evaluation process may help us create more sophisticated A.I.