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You've probably locked eyes with someone across a crowded room and then looked away. Any guesses as to how long it took before you have to avert your gaze?
By Kate Kershner Jul 12, 2016
The results of the 2016 Best Illusion of the Year contest are in. What's the scoop behind these illusions?
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jul 7, 2016
Researchers find that brain-training games didn't improve IQ — unless the person knew they were doing brain training in advance.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Jun 29, 2016
You're deep in dreamland when you hear an explosion so loud you wake up. But there's nothing outside or inside your house making the noise. What just happened?
By Sean Russell
While 90 percent of murderers are men, female murderers differ from men in motive, method, circumstance and victim, according to a new Swedish study.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 24, 2016
But lots of people think it will. A new article sheds light on where our beliefs about amnesia came from.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jun 21, 2016
Want a better memory without those pesky neural implants or experimental pills? New research suggests you may want to grab your running shoes.
By Robert Lamb Jun 17, 2016
A number of theories explain the phenomenon known as infantile amnesia. But there's more to it than that...
By Laurie L. Dove May 30, 2016
Drawing your grocery list might strengthen your ability to remember what you need to buy when you forget the list at home. Like you always do.
By Jesslyn Shields May 6, 2016
The Pavlok wearable follows the same sort of idea as snapping a rubber band on your wrist to stop you from engaging in some unwanted behavior. Only it'll cost you $199.
By Christian Sager May 4, 2016
Poetry can actually help you heal from traumatic situations. A poetry therapist explains how.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Apr 22, 2016
So at least they have that.
By Laurie L. Dove Apr 22, 2016
If you believe there's an autism epidemic or a personality trait is hard-wired, allow us to introduce you to a report on the most misused psychological terms.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Apr 12, 2016
If you're one of those people who checks their smartphone hundreds or even thousands of times a day, research out of Temple University helps explain why.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Apr 4, 2016
Imagine getting knocked in the head, but the CT scan and screenings turn up nothing, and the doc sends you home still hurting. A blood test could change that scenario.
By John Donovan Mar 29, 2016
If you're watching someone embarrass themselves on TV, it might make you squirm or even change the channel. But hey, at least you're empathetic.
By Julia Layton Feb 23, 2016
She can tell you to brush your teeth, take your meds or pick up coffee. Welcome to the connected and slightly creepy Internet of Things.
By Jonathan Strickland Jan 28, 2016
Folklore says heavy or spicy food before bedtime can cause nightmares. Surprisingly, there's been no real study of this — until now.
By Alia Hoyt Jan 22, 2016
Life-or-death moments are tricky. Researchers now have a better idea of what's happening in the brain during those moments, and how to control it.
By Jonathan Strickland Jan 19, 2016
When it comes to charm and magnetism, mental speed is the thing, a new study says.
By Dave Roos Dec 10, 2015
What can IKEA furniture assembly tell us about male and female brain differences? Better yet, what does a slew of MRI scans reveal? Science tackles both questions.
By Robert Lamb Dec 4, 2015
Your brain is more than a recorder of memories. It's also an editor of them — cutting out some bad parts, expanding some good ones, maybe even changing the story line over time. In what ways does your memory betray you?
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
Politicians and celebrities often lie or exaggerate claims that can be easily verified, but why?
By Alia Hoyt Nov 18, 2015
Our playing fields have become center stage for the global discussion about concussions. Why didn't this happen sooner?
By John Donovan Nov 17, 2015
A good guffaw involves way more than just sputtering a few hearty hee-hees.
By Julie Douglas Nov 11, 2015
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