In his new book, Nick Chater writes that what we see is what we get.
His guiding spirit Thomas helped the author make better financial decisions and take care of his health.
A new study shows that teens who use bullying tactics have more sexual partners.
Why do you check your phone 150 times a day? Is it a conscious choice, or have the attention merchants gotten into your head?
Some helpful tips for the SAD.
Stanford researchers identify five different types of anxiety, each correlating with the activation of different brain networks.
We can “read” genes with ease now, but still can’t say what most of them “mean.” To show why we need clearer “causology” and fitter metaphors, let's scrutinize cars and their parts like we do bodies and genes.
In 2016 Americans spent $16.4 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery. What does that say about the health of our psyche?
Cute things are usually vulnerable, fragile, and weak. But cuteness itself is mighty indeed.
A new study in mice shows that fasting increases BDNF, a protein that promotes the growth of neuronal connections.
Mathematicians argue in a new paper that the accelerating expansion of the universe can be explained without dark energy.
Is life worse or better than non-existence? And if it is, who is judging? Welcome to anti-natalism, a small but lively corner of philosophy.
An experimental therapy successfully treats patients who hear voices in their head by having them create digital avatars of the audio hallucinations.
A new study from the University of Chicago shows that monkey brains can control and adapt to robotic limbs.
‘IQ tests just measure how good you are at doing IQ tests.’ This is the argument that is almost always made when intelligence-testing is mentioned. It’s often promoted by people who are, otherwise, highly...
First, let me tell you how smart I am. So smart. My fifth-grade teacher said I was gifted in mathematics and, looking back, I have to admit that she was right. I’ve properly grasped the character of metaphysics as...
Marijuana use may help clinicians better identify those vulnerable to bipolar disorder and help them to develop better intervention methods.
Your brain's heightened sensitivity can make you perceptive and creative. But it's a double-edged sword, researchers find.
Neuroscientists discover networks of neurons that stretch or compress their activity to control timing Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Timing is critical for playing a musical instrument, swinging a baseball...
This discovery may also help us develop novel drugs for Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and ADHD.