Perhaps you’ve heard that the average person dreams four to six times each night. But did you know that most of us are unable to recall 90% of our dreams? Today on A Moment of Science we ask why it is that we forget most of our dreams.
In a recent experiment, rats changed the mental map of their surroundings after getting a reward.
Scientists have known for some time that octopuses make use of shells and other objects they find to hide from predators.
The brains of people with dyslexia respond differently to reading alphabets than they do to logographic scripts like Chinese.
By studying cockroaches, scientists can learn a lot about the relationship between individuals and groups, and what they learn might be applicable to people, too.
Scientists hypothesize that people rely on some general mental scheme of what apples look like to remember the Apple logo.
The ability to make comparisons and analogies‑‑to tell when and how things are the same or different‑‑is a mental capacity that distinguishes human beings from at least most other animals.
In a recent study, people took longer to tell the truth in a foreign language because the extra cognitive load of speaking a different language made it harder.
Research shows that when activities require thinking, we’re more prone to choke.
Fruit flies are capable of learning behavior and passing it down to subsequent generations.