Surprising Science

Sharing might be the defining characteristic of being human. We are also very good at learning from others. The problem, however, is that we lack the proper filters and are largely unaware of how easily we are influenced by other people.

Surprising Science

From falling prey to expectations to taking advice from friends, an understanding of our cognitive evolution helps us avoid misperceiving the limits of our knowledge.

Surprising Science

Cognitive science reveals that policymakers should better understand how deeply our decisions are influenced by the presentation of choices.

Surprising Science

From elaborate dancing displays to incredibly attractive armpits, the animal kingdom is full of colorful ways for males to woo mates.