Some say that great ideas come out of thin air. Neuroscientist David Eagleman posits that perhaps all great ideas are simply built upon old ideas, because thats what fuels the creative brain.
How useful are the algorithms dating sites use? According to one regulatory agency, not very.
Could it simply be pleasure for its own sake?
A brain process called "memory reactivation" can do wonders for your language learning abilities.
There now is compelling evidence to support the notion that much information about another person’s mind can be gleaned from his or her eyes.
The Germans have a lovely saying for the benefits of keeping an idle mind: ‘die Seele baumeln lassen’, meaning ‘let the soul dangle’.
Cute things are usually vulnerable, fragile, and weak. But cuteness itself is mighty indeed.
Stanford researchers identify five different types of anxiety, each correlating with the activation of different brain networks.
The origin of the word 'respect' comes from the Latin verb 'respicere', which means to take another look back at something or someone. Here's how to restore respect after conflict.
Your brain's heightened sensitivity can make you perceptive and creative. But it's a double-edged sword, researchers find.
Is "alloparenting" the end of family as we know it?
When a 'Rick and Morty' fan recently tweeted at Dan Harmon asking how to deal with depression, it didn’t take him long to reply.
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. […]
Research points to many social-cognitive, emotional, behavioral and biological benefits that marriage seems to bestow on its participants.
Could neuroscience help a Jeffrey Dahmer or a Ted Bundy become... better people?
If we’re going to treat psychological suffering as effectively as we treat pneumonia and broken bones, we’d better think outside the box.
A new study shows that “magical thinking” can be reduced by presenting and processing information in a second language.
A previously unknown species – single people – has recently been discovered.
Here are four great brains from great minds, and how they differ from yours.
Social observers are particularly attuned to braggadocio. What do you think of a person who claims to be a better driver, performer or lover than average? Is this person better […]
Boredom has benefits. New research finds that device-free solitude deactivates high arousal emotions while reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
Everyone thinks they know how to make their brain more creative and have better ideas.
Most marriages end in resentment. Why should longevity be the sole marker of a successful marriage?
A new study explains why some people seem to be better than others at ridding their minds of intrusive thoughts.
The idea is just as ‘crazy’ as Einstein telling us that time slows down at high speeds, or Darwin saying that our ancestors were apes.