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People with this personality trait more likely to have heart attacks

In a recent study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, researchers found that heart attack patients who are sarcastic or irritable could...

What size is an object? Your description might depend on your intentions

Imagine describing the precise dimensions of a common object—like a coin—for another person. Did you move your hand, pretending to pick one up to show...

Why vacations feel like they’re over before they even start

For many people, summer vacation can’t come soon enough – especially for the half of Americans who canceled their summer plans last year due...

Higher conscientiousness may protect cognitive functions in older people

Our aging brains collect tangles and sticky plaques that can interfere with our cognition and memory. But in a recent study published in the Journal of...

This personality trait can help you live longer

In a recent study published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, researchers found for the first time that the immune system directly links personality to the...

New study offers insight into how people make aesthetic judgments

Do you like the thick brush strokes and soft color palettes of an impressionist painting such as those by Claude Monet? Or do you prefer...

These 2 personality traits may protect you from Alzheimer’s disease and more

In a recent study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, researchers found that certain personality traits can protect brain structures against neuro-degeneration. They found people who...

This personality trait may signal big risk of schizophrenia

In a recent study published in Psychiatry Research, researchers found that people with inhibited temperament may have a higher risk of schizophrenia. They suggest that inhibited...

What happens in the brain when we imagine the future?

In quiet moments, the brain likes to wander—to the events of tomorrow, an unpaid bill, an upcoming vacation. Despite little external stimulation in these instances,...

This personality trait linked to heart attack death, study finds

In a new study from the University of Tennessee, researchers found that heart attack patients who are sarcastic or irritable could be putting their...