Psychology & Psychiatry

The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study shows

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach—even if it's off. That's the takeaway finding from a new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Neuroscience

Neuroscientists literally change the way we think

Does your mind wander when performing monotonous, repetitive tasks? Of course! But daydreaming involves more than just beating back boredom. In fact, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...

Other

The rise of cognitive enhancers is a mass social experiment

Want to sign up for a massive human experiment? Too late. You're already a lab rat. There was no ethics approval or informed consent. You weren't asked, you never signed up, and now there's no easy way to opt out.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Emotions: how humans regulate them and why some people can't

Consider the following scenario: You are nearing the end of a busy day at work, when a comment from your boss diminishes what's left of your dwindling patience. You turn, red-faced, towards the source of your indignation. ...

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