You've probably heard the phrase "Sadder but wiser," implying that feeling low somehow makes us think more clearly.
Social psychologists have been intrigued by what they call automatic behavior-the ways people react to stimuli without consciously thinking about their actions.
I'm not a math person. Anytime I have to deal with numbers, let alone solve an actual math problem ‑‑ which, thankfully, is not often ‑‑ it's almost painful.
Have you ever heard the color blue? Or tasted the musical note F-sharp?
I hate going to the dentist. In fact, I openly fear it. Yet I've never actually had a really bad or painful experience with a dentist.
I've heard that owning a dog or cat can be a good way to deal with stress and ward off depression. Is that true?
Everyone gets bored from time to time. But I was wondering--what is boredom exactly, scientifically speaking?
If you've ever cringed upon hearing the taunting cry of "you throw like a girl!" from out on the middle school playground, this Moment of Science is for you.
Would you ever try talk therapy over the phone?
Have you ever wondered why the sound of scraping a chalkboard seems so terrible to the human ear?