Posts in: psychology

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Is there a reason for grief?

Is there a reason for grief?

Scientists are tackling this all-consuming emotion

By | Posted July 30, 2015

When do I need luck?

When do I need luck?

A new study suggests a person will turn to superstitions when the stakes get high

By | Posted January 29, 2015

Sparrow songs tune into context

Sparrow songs tune into context

Understanding how swamp sparrows use context in their songs could shed light on the evolution of human language

By | Posted January 14, 2015

Alcoholism after gastric bypass: Is it in your mind or gut?

Alcoholism after gastric bypass: Is it in your mind or gut?

Scientists have competing ideas for why gastric bypass patients show higher rates of alcohol abuse post-surgery

By | Posted January 9, 2015

Some hard science on sexism in academia

Some hard science on sexism in academia

An op-ed in the New York Times argues sexism in academia is over, but it’s off the mark.

By | Posted November 10, 2014

'SAVE ENERGY! How would you like it if someone turned you on and then left?'

The Ultimate Environmental Challenge

If you want people to conserve, you’re going to have to convince…me

By | Posted July 31, 2014

Sleeping on, and dreaming up, a solution

Sleeping on, and dreaming up, a solution

How the state between wakefulness and sleep can produce some of our most unique thoughts.

By | Posted June 27, 2014

AUDIO: Why so serious?

AUDIO: Why so serious?

The science of humor

By | Posted May 5, 2014

A face to remember

A face to remember

MIT researchers’ feature tuning algorithm can make your profile photo more memorable

By | Posted April 17, 2014

Can’t wait now for a bigger payoff later?

Can’t wait now for a bigger payoff later?

Study suggests self-control might not be the only thing to blame

By | Posted October 15, 2013

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