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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
Studies show lies increase with repetition but only when the participant benefited. Self-interest is the thing that pushes people down that slippery slope.
The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.
Throughout history, the rich and powerful adorned themselves with the color purple. It was difficult to make & hard to get so the elite kept it to themselves.
HIstory (from Nero on) teaches us that we should be alarmed about President Trump's escalating rhetoric about the media being the enemy of the people.
Research on consumer behavior provides useful insights into why we procrastinate but what to do about depends on what you do with the information.
We can learn a lot from science about the spread of fake news but what can we do to stop its dissemination and repair the damage?
Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug, BAN 2401, recently showed promising results but there are outstanding questions about the study design & statistical analysis.
What does biological science tell us about fatherhood? A scientist explores some scientific studies on brain and hormonal changes that have evolved to be sure we nurture our young.
A study of post-war Bosnia provides insights into what helps (and what doesn't) when it comes to ensuring cooperation in diverse societies. The findings are highly relevant to the divisiveness in U.S. society today.
Our memories may not be truly our own. They're subject to social influences, some positive (they correct factual errors and omissions) and some negative (they manipulate the memory of facts to conform to the "accepted" version regardless of veracity). This is not just an exercise in theoretical psychology, it has important social implications.
Most people don't need to worry about getting cancer because the body has multiple robust mechanisms to protect us against that disease.
Stephen Hawking overcame the physical affliction of his degenerative neurologic disease (ALS) with his soaring optimism going on to become one of the world's most famous theoretical physicists. Unique aspects of the human brain help explain why.