Psychology

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...

What does your voice say about you?

Everyone has at some point been charmed by the sound of a person's voice: but can we believe our ears? What can a voice really...

Physicists reveal how motion can be generated by frustration

When two people want different things, frustration is inevitable. But these non-reciprocal interactions can also occur not just between people, but in the natural world. In...

Mimes help us ‘see’ objects that don’t exist

When we watch a mime seemingly pull rope, climb steps, or try to escape that infernal box, we don't struggle to recognize the implied...

This personality trait linked to Parkinson’s disease

In a new study from the Florida State University, researchers found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk of...

Mindfulness can make you selfish: Buffalo study shows

Mindfulness and meditation are linked to reducing stress and anxiety while increasing emotional well-being. But how does mindfulness affect the range of human behaviors—so-called prosocial...

Doing this can help you have a longer, healthier life

In a new study, researchers found that when people feel they have resolved an argument, the emotional response linked to that disagreement is strongly...

Writing by hand may help improve memory

In a new study, researchers found that writing on physical paper can lead to more brain activity when remembering the information an hour later. Contrary...