People are tricked into thinking they can't be seen in an experiment that could have applications for anxiety treatments.
The placebo effect, where you can take something dopey like a sugar pill and somehow feel better, has baffled scientists ever since they've been aware of it. Would it surprise you to know the effect may not be in your head but in your genes?
Learning new things can be tough, even for the sharpest knives in any drawer. It might be that thinking too much about what you're trying to learn gets in the way of actually learning it.
Don't fall for the busted notion that only pregnant women have cravings. We all get them -- to varying degrees and for different foods. Find out which cues give the brain license to send us out for some ice cream.
Monkeys never paid much attention to mirrors, until they finally figured out how to use them.
If you're careful about not being so bored that you lead yourself down dangerous paths, boredom can actually have fantastic mental benefits, spurring ideas and creativity as you're pushed by the dullness to do something.
A man in Italy who was in what doctors call a minimally conscious state for nearly two years unexpectedly regained full consciousness and the ability to talk.
People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.
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