Researchers Have Identified An Area of The Dog Brain Dedicated To Processing Human Faces If you want to know about the special relationship between human and canine you need only watch a dog owner slavishly feed, cuddle and clean up … Continue reading Do dogs recognize you?
Folie à deux and Homicide for the Holidays Nothing says home for the holidays like a series of murders committed by family members with a shared delusion. So sit back, sip your hot apple cider or spiked egg nog, and … Continue reading Is insanity contagious?
What Are You Looking At? How Attention Affects Decision Making Scientists using eye-tracking technology have found that what we look at helps guide our decisions when faced with two visible choices, such as snack food options. But it is not … Continue reading Gaze attention
Simple Heuristics That Make Algorithms Smart Gerd Gigerenzer’s debate with Daniel Kahneman, Amos Tversky, and collaborators in the heuristics and biases research program has been one of the more interesting sideshows in psychology. Although the debate often appears to be … Continue reading Anchoring and adjustment
Where is the boundary between your phone and your mind? Many of the boundary lines in our lives are highly literal, and, for the most part, this is how we’ve been trained to think of boundaries: as demarcations shored up … Continue reading Borders
The bad news on human nature, in 10 findings from psychology It’s a question that’s reverberated through the ages – are humans, though imperfect, essentially kind, sensible, good-natured creatures? Or are we, deep down, wired to be bad, blinkered, idle, … Continue reading Are we bad people?
The Neurons That Tell Time In June of 2007, Albert Tsao, a nineteen-year-old native of Silver Spring, Maryland, was working in Trondheim, Norway, at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience. Tsao was a summer intern in the lab of May-Britt … Continue reading Time is change