What are dreams really made of? Are humans the smartest animal? What causes schizophrenia? Travel inside the mind and find out how the human brain works.
You could call dopamine the most misunderstood neurochemical in the brain. It's allegedly the cause of people getting addicted to drugs, chocolate or video games. But what does really dopamine do?
A new study shows that mothers prefer daughters and fathers prefer sons, regardless of economic background, contradicting an earlier well-known hypothesis.
The noises that others make — be it walking, chewing or breathing heavily — are very noticeable to us. Yet we seldom hear it in ourselves. Why is that?
Roller coaster junkies rejoice: Riding these coasters could be a safe way to deal with your addiction to endorphins.
Is your first memory of lying in a crib? You may want to revisit that. A new large study found that nearly 40 percent of participants had a first memory that was improbably early.
Ever walked from your kitchen to the living room to find your phone and then forgotten what you were looking for once you got there? Researchers think your brain is hard-wired to undergo precisely that process of forgetting.
A new study shows that IQ levels have been falling since 1975, reversing a 20th-century trend.
Researchers at the University of California finally have a scientific answer to this ages-old battle.
Dark, cloudy skies and the drumbeat of raindrops on our windows tend to make people feel sad and forlorn, or at least that's what we have come to assume.
Could manipulating the human brain's desire for sweet foods lead to new weight control methods and better treatments for eating disorders?
Some kids have a lot of talent in music, art or math. Then there are those who are gifted beyond belief.
What do Donald Trump, Bob Dole and LeBron James have in common? A tendency to talk about themselves in the third person. But is it just egotism or is there a hidden benefit to saying your name rather than "I"?
A woman who gave birth posthumously also had a hole in her skull from a procedure to treat a pregnancy-related complication.
The Scandinavian countries tend to come out on top in the World Happiness Report. But the report doesn't actually ask participants if they're happy. When that question is included, the country rankings are quite different.
And that might make it kind of tricky to pretend you're paying attention.
Why do some people become more aggressive, even violent, after they've had a few drinks?
In the absence of sound waves in the air, your brain will try to fill in the silence.
Stuff To Blow Your Mind's Joe McCormick joins Stuff They Don't Want You To Know to talk the controversial theory of the bicameral mind.
Our instincts often tell us to do certain things — or avoid others — but we don't listen. Is this wise? How do we know when to obey our instincts?
A new study shows that belief in perceiving patterns correlated strongly with belief in conspiracy theories and the supernatural.
It's already a scary world. Why do we seek to experience more fear?
Rabid fans may seem crazy, but there can be good reasons why they go all out for their favorite celebrity, sport or TV show.
The Batman Effect, as researchers have dubbed it, allows little ones to separate themselves from temptation and stay on task.
We often think that if a drug has been studied by scientists and given a favorable outcome, then it must be safe and proven. But many kinds of biases can creep into a study, rendering it less than effective.
A series of studies showed that including the word 'sorry' in a rejection actually made the rejected person feel worse.