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July 8, 2019


The Crafty Octopus

Scientists have known for some time that octopuses make use of shells and other objects they find to hide from predators.

June 4, 2019


Cockroaches Have Personalities And Make Choices

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.

June 3, 2019


The Apple in the Mind’s Eye

Scientists hypothesize that people rely on some general mental scheme of what apples look like to remember the Apple logo.

May 30, 2019


Infants Use Analogies Before They Can Speak

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.

May 23, 2019


It’s Easier To Lie In A Foreign Language

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.

May 16, 2019


The Bizarre Case Of Cotard’s Syndrome

Cotard’s Syndrome is a rare condition where patients sincerely believe that they’ve died.

May 15, 2019


Humans Behave Differently In Virtual Reality

There’s a big gap between how we act in virtual reality and how we act in real life, as scientists who did an experiment focused on yawning found out.

May 6, 2019


Growing Older And More Trusting

A recent study found that people tend to become more trusting with age, and that being more trusting could help to increase overall happiness.

April 12, 2019


The Genetics Behind Dog Breeds

In a preliminary report, researchers found that the personality traits we ascribe to different dog breeds have a basis in the dogs’ DNA.

April 10, 2019


The Psychology Of Stressful Performance

Research shows that when activities require thinking, we’re more prone to choke.

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