It's not just bad storytelling—it’s because the storytelling style changed from sociological to psychological
It’s counterintuitive, but let’s temporarily increase carbon dioxide emissions in order to get rid of a more potent greenhouse gas
Of all of that precious metal ever refined, 600 tons were created in a collision between two neutron stars 1,000 light-years away and 4.6 billion years ago
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Despite the fact that my research lies at the intersection between cognitive, comparative, and developmental psychology, I am also quite interested in the evolution of our understanding of psychopathology...
Welcome to the mental illness mini-carnival! Mental illness, or psychopathology, is a field riddled with controversy and it can be sometimes confusing to wade through all the uncertainty and conflicting data and opinions...
Can electrical brain stimulation really make you better at math--and is it less painful than learning calculus?
A light electrical current just above the right ear seems to improve numerical learning for at least six months, according to a new study. But if the current is moved to the left side, average peoples' ability to learn basic numerical principles plummets...
“When men wish to construct or support a theory, how they torture facts into their service!” Even in 1852, psychologists like Charles Mackay, who wrote those words in his book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, were well aware of the dangers of confirmation bias...
The current issue of the journal Science (November 5) marks a turning point in research on the brain. This event is fascinating not only for the wealth of new information about how the brain functions and how it fails in mental and neurological illness, but equally as a rare display of a field of science changing course...
I don’t often get too personal on this blog, but today is an important day. Fifteen years ago, Israeli Prime Minster Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated after speaking at a peace rally in Tel Aviv in Kikar Malchei Yisrael (now called Kikar Rabin)...
Have you ever tried to avoid someone on the elevator? Maybe you let the door "accidentally" close before they could board? Or maybe you timed your arrival at the elevator bank to “just” miss the car?...
There is only one month left for submissions! Dig through your archives, through other people’s archives and submit! I’ve already started to contact potential reviewers for this year’s anthology...
Carnival of Evolution #29 is being hosted this month at Byte Size Biology. Click on the big green button for lots of evolutionary wonderfulness.
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: Another week of top-notch psychology and neuroscience blogging! Should captive cephalopods be kept in “enriched” environments?...
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