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The complex wiring in the brain that mediates ticklishness is well described, but why did ticklishness survive when natural selection usually eliminates useless or deleterious traits?
If you want to maintain your cognitive function, it takes more than brain games. You must activate many brain areas with seriously hard mental work.
Mental health is a global health crisis, but there are 3 key ways to tackle this, according to Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD, Harvard Medical School faculty of psychiatry.
Violence is deeply rooted in our genes, but we have tools to overcome our genetic imperative—societal order, morals, ethics, police, and a judicial system.
In light of the recent developments in the 2016 Presidential campaign, Dov Michaeli revisits his discussion of confirmation bias and Trump supporters.
Scientists and engineers collaborated to build a schizophrenia simulator that can be used to test potential therapies as well as theories about causes of the disorder.
What does science have to say about what women want when it comes to men? It turns out, it says a lot, but also very little. Dov Michaeli examines the evolutionary psychology and physiologic evidence.
When we compare ourselves to other species, We all share a secret point of pride: we think, they don't! Thinking brains consume a lot more energy than simpler brains—a challenge we have more than met.
Music and dance, like language, are forms of communication that are deeply embedded in our brains. They make us feel happy and serve as a glue to our social bonding.
Neither the pontification of philosophers, nor the rhapsodies of dreamy poets, or the fervent beliefs of the religiously-inclined will solve the mystery of the conscious self. Only science will.
To understand the general effects of massage, we need to examine the hormones and neurotransmitters that control mood.
Remember the collapse of the financial system in 2008 because of the banks' speculation in sub-prime home mortgages? The result? The Great Recession—its echoes still reverberating in today's economy.