Psychology & Psychiatry

New research examines how we remember faces

The common struggle of remembering a face or a name gets more difficult as we age, and new research from Rice University aims to figure out why.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why are we so scared of clowns? Here's what we've discovered

Are you scared of clowns? You are not alone. Coulrophobia, or the fear of clowns, is a widely acknowledged phenomenon. Studies indicate this fear is present among both adults and children in many different cultures. Yet it ...


Monkeys' brains are wired to read body language—just like ours

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic drove a surge in remote work and learning, videoconferencing apps such as Zoom saw their user numbers boom. Plenty of other options were available, but the exponential growth in videoconferencing ...

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