In a study about the sources of spiritual belief, researchers investigated the role of "affective and cognitive empathy," or the ability to figure out what other people are feeling and thinking.
Why people still find Dr. Frankenstein and company so unsettling—and what that reveals about the public's relationship to science
For hundreds of years, people with mental illnesses have tried to visit the president—with many ending up in the same Washington hospital.
Sleep deprivation can take a heavy mental toll.
The Knick finale reveals how little we used to know about how the brain works. There's still a lot we haven't figured out.
When seniors were led to subconsciously absorb positive stereotypes about old age, their physical health improved along with their self-esteem.
Why do so many people avoid taking medical tests?
The cognitive benefits of multilingualism
Positive thinking can hinder more than it helps by zapping people's motivation to work toward their goals.
Two new studies suggest that extraordinary adventures are overrated—unless you have them with someone else.
Researchers are starting to explain the anxiety many victims feel.
When a 70-year-old man walked the length of the United States in 1909, he sparked a conversation that ultimately changed medicine's ideas about the value of exercise in old age.
A pill's hue can affect how it's judged by patients, how it's marketed, and even how well it works.
A surprising amount of support for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which made at least one major error in the handling of its Ebola case, reveals why we trust medical institutions so much.
In a country where women often have few outlets for emotional expression, many develop conversion disorder, characterized by pain, paralysis, and other psychosomatic symptoms in response to stress.
For many, the stigma remains even after the weight is lost, complicating their self-esteem and their love lives.
A new study looks at when kids are able to use social cues to regulate their behavior.
As the number of teens who suffer from anxiety disorders continues to grow, mental-health care is increasingly part of school nurses' job descriptions.
How does capital punishment affect the prison guards and wardens tasked with carrying it out?
A new study explains why your grandma doesn't find The Office funny.