A new study suggests that self-reported changes in the ability to remember things strongly predict future dementia.
One of the most influential modern psychologists, Walter Mischel, addresses misconceptions about his study, and discusses how both adults and kids can master willpower.
Gut bacteria play a role in mood and emotion. Are probiotics the key to a better antidepressant?
The silent form of performance can have surprising emotional, social, and cognitive benefits.
Why the body craves junk food late at night
Dim lighting and ambient noise may lead to more out-of-the-box ideas.
A small new study posits that the threshold for recognizing something as "alive" lowers when someone is isolated.
How working from home enabled one woman's mental illness to flourish
The medical community can help the young doctor to continue saving lives, instead of taking his own.
After the drug was dismissed by the pharmaceutical company that developed it, a researcher started experimenting on himself with it. Powerful hallucinations ensued.
Studies about the mental-health impact of the war have focused almost exclusively on men, to the detriment of the women who suffered on the front lines and the home front.
Across the world, ideas of the paranormal persist.
A new study finds that behavioral intervention could help vegetables light up the neurological reward system the way a cookie does.
Red and white wines showed equal health benefits in new research—among people who move.
Wealthy people are eating better than ever, while the poor are eating worse.
Why humans have evolved to flare their nostrils, furrow their brows, and frown
How the slob you were paired with freshman year will influence your figure, your mental health, and other casualties of college
New research suggests it’s how parents talk to their infants, not just how often, that makes a difference for language development.
A controversial area of brain research suggests it may be possible—but is it ethical?
From the 19th-century "morbid defect of moral control" to the modern understanding of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder