They could also "turn off" their fear.
Experts explain how lie detectors work, what happens in the brain when we tell lies and how accurate polygraph tests are.
When we're stressed, our hormones and nervous system produce all sorts of odors.
Honeybees join humans as the only known animals that can tell the difference between odd and even numbers
Parity tasks (such as odd and even categorisation) are considered abstract and high-level numerical concepts in humans.
Sleep less, sleep less, sleep more.
Belief in God and the afterlife increased, while belief in superstition decreased.
For college students, it's the early afternoon.
To prevent overloading the memory system, the brain may have a mechanism that tosses out certain types of memories.
What you see is what you hear.
The research could aid the development of more effective treatments for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Use words with plosives and affricates if you really want to make sure everyone knows you mean business.
Fathers’ brains adjust their structure and function to parenthood.
Eyes with lower pigment (blue or grey eyes) don’t need to absorb as much light as brown or dark eyes before this information reaches the retinal cells. This might provide light-eyed people with some resilience to SAD.
Perform at your mental peak.
Terrified of blushing? You might have erythrophobia.
Bilingualism confers various mental health and social benefits. Perhaps knowing a second alphabet confers even more.
Carl Jung was one such person.
Psychologists are finding that moral code violations can leave an enduring mark — and may require new types of therapy.
An independent researcher looks into why there's such strong opposition to her research.
Ancient humans may have evolved to slumber efficiently — and in a crowd.
"In our studies, people who are more intelligent don’t mind wander so often when the task is hard but can do it more when tasks are easy."
New memories appear to be stabilized in the brain by a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
"Downward counterfactual thinking" — that is, imagining how things could be worse — is a quick and easy way to boost your well-being and gratitude.
Metabolism and mitochondrial functioning seem to have far more to do with mental health than many people might expect.
You want your baby's name to be unique, but so does everyone else.
From health to leadership abilities, a good sense of humor can help improve many aspects of life.
Children who have a brain hemisphere removed — a procedure known as hemispherectomy — behave completely normally.
When your passion becomes your day job, sometimes the day job becomes a chore.
Take up thy mat and walk.
Giving speech to the speechless.