There's a Little Bit of Psychopath in All of Us
These are the five things most people don’t understand about psychopaths.
It Won’t Happen to Me: The Psychology Behind Optimism Bias
Why do we trick ourselves into feeling positive about an outcome against all odds?
Scientists Find the Part of the Brain That Remembers Pokémon
If you can still nail a round of Who's That Pokémon? after all these years, you have this brain fold to thank.
LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos
This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.
Active Ingredient in Shrooms Could ‘Reset’ Brains of Depressed People
Next year, researchers plan to test psilocybin against a leading antidepressant.
The Power of the Nocebo Effect
Nocebo is the evil twin of the placebo effect—and my constant companion. I set out to find out what it is, and how I could learn to harness the more positive effects of medical mind games.
Scientists Gave Alligators Ketamine and Headphones to Understand Dinosaur Hearing
An experiment involving 40 drugged alligators reveals how dinosaurs might have located sounds in their environment.
Psychedelic Drugs Really Do Lead to a Higher State of Consciousness
Study participants bravely took LSD and ketamine in the name of science.
This Week in Science
This Is The Best Kind of Disguise To Conceal Your Identity
This week in science: using brain imaging to predict who will respond to antidepressants, how your personality rubs off on your cat, and a disguise that is surprisingly effective.
Your Choices Can Be Seen in Your Brain Before You’re Conscious of Them
This week in science: taking nutritional supplements can't prevent depression, a video of a droplet doing something you've never seen water do, and researchers predicted people’s choices before they made them.
Your Brain Is Constantly Searching for Problems to Fix
When something becomes rare, we tend to see it in places more than ever.
This Is Why Weed Makes Some People Anxious
It’s a cruel irony that the very people who could benefit from weed’s relaxing effects are often the ones who don’t feel them.