Highlights

Why Powerful Teams Don't Get Stuff Done

Before returning to academia for a Ph.D., Angus Hildreth spent a decade in the corporate world as a consultant...

People Get Stoned for Science, Show Link Between Gene and Cannabis-Induced Psychosis

A rare side effect of smoking weed is experiencing psychosis or paranoia; researchers have identified...

Is Consciousness All-or-Nothing?

A pattern of light falls on your retina, and the information is partly processed there before being transmitted...

How Mimicking Facial Expressions Helps Us Read Emotions

"When I wish to find out how wise, or how stupid, or how good, or how wicked is any one, or what are...

You Can Train Your Body into Thinking It’s Had Medicine

Marette Flies was 11 when her immune system turned against her. A cheerful student from Minneapolis,...

Certain Brain Functions May Depend on Season

It's the second week of February, and for many of us in the Northern Hemisphere that means we're hitting...

Sleep Deprivation Linked to False Confessions

In 1996, a 22-year-old Louisiana man confessed to raping, beating and murdering his 14-year-old step...

How Old Is PTSD?

There is a story in my family of my grandfather's homecoming from the Korean War. His father, a medic...

'Cat-gras' Delusion: The Man Who Thought His Cat Was an Impostor

An older man in Massachusetts had a truly nightmarish experience: a sneaky feline impostor found a way...

How Women Can Lean In Without Backlash

When Hillary Clinton ran for President in 2008, one of her biggest opponents was a mere nine inches tall...

The Fat Face Illusion Tricks Humans but Not Chimpanzees

When it comes to optical illusions, humans aren't the only suckers. Animals fall prey to plenty of the...

Is Your Backup Plan Holding You Back?

If you're about to sit an exam, have a spare pencil in case the first one breaks. If you're going to...

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