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.
An extensive study looks at personal space in 42 countries, and how weather affects preferences.
Is there a tendency to clockwise walks around the block? Why do sports favor counterclockwise rotation? Does anything have to do with handedness, or driving habits?
Forgetfulness may seem like an undesirable trait, but new research shows that memory loss is an essential brain function that can make us smarter.
Baby brains benefit from a second language. A new strategy shows how one hour of daily play in "parentese" helps babies pick up new language capabilities.
A new study reveals that anything more than a moderate amount of charisma in a leader actually may interfere with his or her effectiveness.
Researchers have shown that THC in marijuana alters the structure of the brains in older mice to be more like brains of younger mice. Could the same be true for humans?
Shock yourself by learning Italian, or learn Italian by shocking yourself?
Humans do a lot of guessing to make sense of the world, even though we now have books and the internet to help us. So how do we get better at guessing?
People on both left and right in the U.S. were unwilling to learn about the others' views, even for pay, according to a new study.
A new study shows that brain wiring might not be body part-specific but function-specific.
It's hard to be a night owl in an early bird world, especially when your genes are working against you.
Israeli researchers have managed to erase fear-inducing memories in mice by weakening the connection between the brain's amygdala and cortex.
Research suggests the human brain is wired to distinguish the rhyme and rhythm of verse from ordinary prose, and to react to literary contemplation.
Need a neural workout? Satnav devices may be convenient, but they could diminish our abilities for spatial reasoning.
Traumatic head injuries can be dangerous for teenagers in the long term, but one group of teenage athletes is getting more than its fair share.
Turns out people are pretty good at matching names to faces, a new study shows.
Would you seek out or avoid a soothsayer who could legitimately predict your fate?
New research shows that for people with misophonia, or an aversion to specific sounds, the brain is overactive in key areas.
Actually it doesn't. You may think you're skilled at "multitasking" but chances are you aren't working on two things at exactly the same time. What's really going on and why is multitasking not a good idea?
Can having a baby change your brain? Science says "yes" — and the changes stick around for years more than previously thought.
Study makes it harder for women to claim a biological upper hand in recognizing faces overall.
Is handwriting analysis bogus hocus-pocus or a peek into people’s personalities? A new study sheds some light on the practice.
Brain banks researching how trauma affects the human brain have a problem on their hands: not enough female brains to study.
A new study examines how cultivating a sense of thankfulness is not just good for an individual's health, but for the health of communities, too.
Depends on whether it needs to be quick or good.