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“psychology”

Apr 26, 2016 02:52 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A woman was killed while seeking a legendary monster in Kentucky, revealing the dangers of legend-tripping. Continue reading →
Apr 25, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Glenn McDonald
New research suggests that immersive VR headsets like the Oculus Rift may intensify the psychological risks of gaming.
Apr 13, 2016 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
LSD replaces one illusion with another, according to the first detailed look at how this psychedelic drug alters brain function.
Mar 30, 2016 12:00 PM ET // Marlowe Hood, AFP
Not knowing if a decision will provoke pain is more stressful than correctly anticipating the outcome, even when that outcome is very painful.
Mar 21, 2016 04:40 AM ET
"Mad geniuses" are a staple of fact and fiction, and studies have shown a higher incidence of mental disorders in those who are highly creative. But which prompts which? Does creativity lead to madness or does madness lead to creativity?
Mar 21, 2016 09:00 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Some 10 million Americans reportedly suffer from SAD... or do they?
Mar 15, 2016 01:11 PM ET
Child prodigies come from many disciplines -- math, art, and music, to name a few -- but all have one thing in common: They're really young and scary-good at something. What happens when they're no longer whiz kids?
Mar 14, 2016 08:39 AM ET // Anna Salleh, ABC Science Online
Normally our brains can tell which signals are from the outside world and which come from our minds. But occasionally something can go awry.
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