A brain-scan study shows failure is a rewarding experience when the brain has a chance to assess its options and mistakes.
Date Posted: August 26, 2015GO
You entered your significant other's email into one of those searchable databases of the hacked Ashley Madison accounts -- just, you know, to check. And there it was. Or maybe it's your email address that was found among the 37 million others ...
Categories: Infidelity, Relationships & MarriageGO
Last year, the US psychologists Clayton Critcher and Melissa Ferguson reported interesting research showing that fatigue from concealing sexual identity can actually hinder cognitive performance. This cost stacks upon others: complications in ...
Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) IssuesGO
A shifty gaze, fidgety stance or sweaty palms signal a liar in classic film noirs. In real life, however, it is surprisingly difficult to recognize when someone is telling a tall tale. Even among trained professionals, the lie-detection accuracy ...
Michie, a meditation coach and best-selling author of The Dalai Lama's Cat, Buddhism ...
A psychologist based in Italy says he has found a simple way to induce in healthy people an altered state of consciousness – simply get two individuals to look into each other's eyes for 10 minutes while they are sitting in a dimly lit room. Read ...
Finding yourself unable to make your female partner happy? Then you question yourself whether whether it's because you have done something wrong. Or was it because something happened at work. Or was she just having a bad day. Or maybe she's just ...
Neuroscientists are learning to predict emotions with increasing accuracy. Brain scans can read human emotions with 90% accuracy, a new study finds. Researchers have been able to predict the intensity of negative emotions to evocative images. They ...
What if, I wonder, playfulness were in fact a survival skill, one more basic to the endurance of the species than even sharper eyes or teeth or claws, stronger muscles, or larger brains? It seems to me that of all the habits of mind and heart that ...
Psychologists have been fascinicated with the infamous Ted Bundy and how chameleonic he is. This gave rise to what they call a Bundy effect- “Sometimes I come away from an interview with Ted thinking I’ve got great stuff. But then the more you ...
Would you like to remove unwanted thoughts or some memory of shame or regret that just irritates you like a parasite? Maybe you just want to take your mind off something and it just seems to come back in the most unexpected moments. There is a ...
Have you been manipulated, lied to, controlled by a toxic person? The person may be a psychopath (antisocial), a narcissist or a borderline. They've betrayed, exploited and misled you. They've seduced you with their charm and beguiled you with ...
Would it surprise you to hear that the majority of actors are introverts? One would assume that someone who enjoys being in the spotlight would have to be an extrovert, but that’s not the way it is! The performances that constitute our impressions ...
As the years gone by, governments have come together to campaign for smoking cessation, making their detrimental effects known nation wide. There were campaigns, fines, and alternatives which smokers could turn to. But recently, a study shown that ...
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This therapeutic technique, called 'Socratic questioning' can really help depressed people, research finds. Socratic questioning is used by many therapists to help patients explore new perspectives on themselves and the world. Read on to find out ...
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Given the power of modern medicine, why have brain diseases increased by four times? Rates of brain diseases are increasing at almost epidemic rates, especially in the US, a new study reports. Read on to find out why.