Our brains might be flooded with the hallucinogen DMT as we die, leading to vivid dreams.
Think leisure is pointless?
As the saying goes: “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional”.
In tough competitions, men tend to give up early when they feel a low sense of control. Testosterone eradicates that effect.
The human brain makes a striking deviation from the normal building plan.
Why does hearing sad music feel so good?
When we are more focused on the good things we enjoy in life, we have more to live for.
The replication crisis has debunked many of psychology’s fair-haired hypotheses, but for the marshmallow test, things have only become more interesting.
The internet has made it easier than ever to keep in touch with our exes. For people in relationships, that can cause problems.
Research shows that psilocybin leads people away from materialism and toward transcendentalism. Apparently, mushrooms teach metaphysics.
Music therapy might boost memory, but the benefits are small. Just in case, tell your grandparents to listen to their favorite 1960s tunes.
A recent study illuminated surprising differences in how men and women seek help when struggling with relationships.
Our social instincts can lead us to adopt models of desire that might not serve our interests.
Our moral attitudes about sex and drugs share a genetic basis, suggests a recent study that examined the attitudes of more than 5,000 twins.
Awe makes us feel smaller but also more connected to life and each other.
The ability to differentiate your emotions might make you less likely to suffer from depression, alcoholism, and anger issues.
We are more likely to agree with someone who also agrees with us. Young children, though, only trust themselves. We have to learn to trust.
A recent study casts doubt on the notion that watching porn, whether alone or with a partner, damages romantic relationships.
Great genius is not born of lightning bolt-like moments of inspiration. In reality, perseverance plays the biggest role.
Engaging in a brief mindfulness exercise made people who identified “I/me” words 33% less likely to volunteer.