Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologists see humor as a character strength

Humor is observed in all cultures and at all ages. But only in recent decades has experimental psychology respected it as an essential, fundamental human behavior.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is educational neuroscience a waste of money?

Educational neuroscience has little to offer schools or children's education, according to new research from the University of Bristol, UK.

Psychology & Psychiatry

What you know can affect how you see

Objects—everything from cars, birds and faces to letters of the alphabet—look significantly different to people familiar with them, a new study suggests.

Neuroscience

Being overweight linked to poorer memory

Overweight young adults may have poorer episodic memory – the ability to recall past events – than their peers, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge, adding to increasing evidence of a link between memory ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Online illusion: Unplugged, we really aren't that smart

The Internet brings the world to our fingertips, but it turns out that getting information online also has a startling effect on our brains: We feel a lot smarter than we really are, according to a Yale-led study published ...

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