Health

Ditch your leisure to-do list

(HealthDay)—If the fun is often missing from your social activities or play feels like work, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have an explanation: You're probably overplanning.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The 'best prospect' for ensuring success in demanding roles

On any given day, people are bombarded by countless preoccupations and distractions, some we ignore and others that hijack our attention. One's internal focus can be derailed by competing thoughts and worries, as well as ...

Neuroscience

Decider or ditherer? How we make decisions

Professors Peter Brown and Rafal Bogacz in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences describe their research team's discovery that a certain 'hold your horses' function in decision-making occurs in an extremely brief ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Research suggests creative people do not excel in cognitive control

A recent study by a University of Arkansas researcher, Darya Zabelina, assistant professor of psychology, takes a new approach to measuring the association between creativity and cognitive control, that is, the mind's ability ...

Health

Nurse! what's taking so long?

(HealthDay)—When a bedside alarm goes off in a child's hospital room, anxious parents expect nurses to respond pronto.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why some of us crave fear

Each Halloween, we are reminded that we are a nation divided.

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