In his new book, Nick Chater writes that what we see is what we get.
The part of your brain responsible for ASMR catalogs music, and appears to be a stronghold against Alzheimer's and dementia.
Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can identify a musical genre just like a human would.
The NFL is known predominantly for its players’ display of athletic prowess. But you’d be surprised to know that many of these same players are incredibly smart. Here are some of the smartest NFL players ever to...
If you've ever heard that there are differences between the "left and right brain", you can blame Michael Gazzaniga. His new work aims at closing the gap between the meat of the brain and the magic of...
Two studies, summing up almost 5,000 participants, point to an interesting link between education and conspiracy theories.
In this study, know-it-alls although aware of their biases, selected data that supported their beliefs anyway.
Socrates never wrote anything down because he found writing to be inferior to dialogue as a method of inquiry. That's kind of a problem if we're to evaluate his ideas.
Where do cultures come from? The answer is as old as life itself.
Sometimes conspiracy theories turn out to be true, like the one about how the CIA tried to use LSD to find a mind-control drug.
The Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (MILD) was originally developed in the 1970s by the American psychophysiologist Stephen LaBerge.
Sex alters the brain in a variety of interesting ways.
How we talk about genes shows many are confused. Seductive stats illusions, iffy gene ideas, bad causology, and lax jargon, are creating a recipe for epistemic comedy (and genetic tragedy).
The idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing – is not supported by evidence.
The study examines students at a secondary school in Singapore, which leads the world in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings.
Researchers believe it’ll interweave the internet, A.I., and the human brain in a way that will create a “second self.”
New research from UC Davis shows forty volunteers still experiencing cognitive gains seven years after an intensive retreat.
Creative and original thinking takes both patience and practice. Because your brain is actively trying to fight it.
A new study echoes a key finding in a growing body of research on self-estimated intelligence: men tend to overestimate how smart they are.
Why are we so drawn to supernatural beliefs?
The results have implications for psychology, neurology, robotics and A.I.