Air Pollution Can Make Us Dumber, Study Finds
Seniors and men are especially vulnerable to cognitive decline due to dirty air.
Is This Photo Real or Fake?
We're really bad judges, according to a new study.
Bodies Are the Key to Human Intelligence—What About Machines?
Most AI researchers are currently missing a central piece of the puzzle: embodiment.
Chickens Are Way Smarter Than We Give Them Credit For
We spoke to Lori Marino, who systematically compiled all existing peer-reviewed publications on chickens and evaluated the scientific literature on a number of psychological categories.
Start Rolling Your Blunts: New Study Says Weed Can Enhance Cognitive Function
Jokes about the stupid stoner are becoming passé.
How Video Games Unwittingly Train the Brain to Justify Killing
Young children have unprecedented access to violent movies, games and sports events at an early age, and learning brutality is the norm.
Why Scientists Are Playing Nursery Rhymes for Babies While Scanning Their Brains
New research explores the limits of human consciousness and cognition.
Dogs Know When You’re Giving Them Half-Assed Praise, Study Says
Canine brains respond to tone and pitch, just like ours.
Why Smart People Are Lazier than Their Dumb Friends
According to a 2016 study, people with a high need for cognition are more likely to spend their days lounging around and not exercising.
Science Confirms that Herbal Tea Boosts Your Memory and Makes You Chill
In a recent unpublished study, a team of psychologists from the Northumbria University in the UK found that particular teas impact different cognitive functions.
IBM's Latest Patent Trove Looks to Make Computers More Humanlike
A number of the tech giant's patents granted in 2015 focus on imbuing our machines with more human traits.
3D Video Games Can Improve Your Memory
A new study found that being immersed in a 3D game stimulates the hippocampus.