What are your in-groups and out-groups?
Our neural circuits lead us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who differ, resulting in a battle between reward and distrust. But these brain connections aren't the end of the story.
Aviation safety has much to gain from neuroscience: studying how our brains become “deaf” to alarms allows us to adapt the pilot's flight instruments.
They only seem to grow up so fast.
Time often seems to fly by when you're a parent. A social psychologist explains why it actually – and fortunately – does not.
Oui! There is more than one way to navigate to the Eiffel Tower.
Brain signals might work like people navigating without a map – and it's actually more efficient than you think.
Yawning increases our alertness.
We don't have evidence that can point us to the exact purpose of yawning. But there are several theories.
Intuition happens as a result of fast processing in the brain.
Valerie van Mulukom
It's time to stop the witch hunt on intuition.
All in the mind.
Consciousness final frontier of science?
Pick a head, any head!
'Mini brains' can be grown in the lab, and brains of decapitated pigs were recently 'kept alive' for a day and a half. But what makes a conscious brain?
Research shows that just 10 minutes of meditation per day can increase business students’ physical, mental and emotional awareness.
Classroom meditation shows promise for improving student attention, focus, happiness and self-awareness.
When it comes to neuroscience, there's no such thing as an 'average' teenager.
Researchers have identified which part of the brain helps us understand and respond to social interactions.
Could it be that a baby has all the brain cells she ever will?
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Neuroscience labs around the world may need to reevaluate some of their assumptions about whether what works in animals will really produce meaningful treatments for people.
If an alien landed on Earth, how would you decide if it had free will like us, or was a sophisticated automaton?
A lone new neuron (green) in a 13-year-old’s hippocampus.
Sorrells et al
The scientists behind a controversial new study were surprised by their own results. But they carefully did all they could to 'prove a negative,' and their neurogenesis study is shaking up the field.
It’s not good if women’s research isn’t in the library stacks.
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Women are underrepresented in academic science. New research finds the problem is even worse in terms of who authors high-profile journal articles – bad news for women's career advancement.
Eminem performing in Chile in 2016.
Eminem's Stan – how the childhood trauma of Eminem's superfan played its part in a tragic story.
Generosity boosts reward mechanisms in the brain.
The idea that we are only kind to get ahead doesn't seem to hold up, being nice genuinely makes us feel good.
When parents and teachers adapt their own behaviours based on what a child is thinking, they help stimulate that child’s brain development.
Using simple strategies, parents and teachers can help stimulate linguistic and other cognitive development in children.
Just because everyone else is doing it…
Adolescents have important developmental work to do. Despite what worried grownups think, taking needless risks isn't the goal for teens. Being risky is part of exploring and learning about the world.
Watch out for the top guy.
There are many examples of hierarchies in the animal world. Bees, for example, send males off to die after breeding season.