Neuroscience

Researchers find neural signature of 'mental time travel'

Almost everyone has experienced one memory triggering another, but explanations for that phenomenon have proved elusive. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have provided the first neurobiological evidence that memories ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Knowing how' is in your brain

Although we often think of knowledge as "knowing that" (for example, knowing that Paris is the capital of France), each of us also knows many procedures consisting of "knowing how," such as knowing how to tie a knot or start ...

Neuroscience

How well do you know the back of your hand, really?

Many of us are spending a lot of time looking at our hands lately and we think we know them pretty well. But research from York University's Centre for Vision Research shows the way our brains perceive our hands is inaccurate.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Even psychological placebos have an effect

Placebo effects do not only occur in medical treatment—placebos can also work when psychological effects are attributed to them. Psychologists from the University of Basel reported these findings in the journal Scientific ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Your spouse's voice is easier to hear—and easier to ignore

With so many other competing voices, having a conversation on a bustling subway or at a crowded cocktail party takes a great deal of concentration. New research suggests that the familiar voice of a spouse stands out against ...

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