The key is finding which lifestyle suits you best: hedonic, eudaimonic, or experiential.
To enable us to read, the brain piggybacks on other cognitive processes.
Why do people own so many unused possessions, treating them as though they are too special to use?
"Theory of mind" enables all people to naturally infer other people's mental states. Psychopaths don't seem to put much effort into the process.
A new study suggests that depressed people may prefer a Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan song to one from The Beach Boys or One Direction.
For some people, the emotional pull of fictional characters is profoundly strong.
"I suddenly woke up one day and thought, you idiot, you are letting your life fade away, you have got to do something."
A new study upends a long-standing theory on how the brain plans motor actions in uncertain environments.
When you unintentionally step on a dog's tail, does it know that it was an accident?
How the brain decides what to store and what to forget.
Our brains did not evolve to shop on Amazon.
Through self-tracking and self-experimentation, we can greatly improve our cognitive capacity.
For nearly two centuries, courts have relied on the subjective "reasonable person standard" to solve legal disputes. Now, science can help.
Justice is not blind to beauty.
The way we imagine and listen to melodies sheds light on imagination.
Fintech companies are using elements of video games to make personal finance more fun. But does it work, and what are the risks?
Playing video games could help you make better decisions about money.
Brain cells snap strands of DNA in many more places and cell types than researchers previously thought.