And so the line in our brains between the real and the virtual blurs just a little bit more.
Articles tagged "psychology"
They can't understand what you say. But they probably understand how you're saying it.
Have you ever tried OKCupid? It's horrible.
In this video, professor Amy Cuddy explains how faking power actually changes your confidence--and your body chemistry.
Notes on the science of "involuntary music imagery."
BFFs are for poor people who stay put, suggests a new study.
"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas," forever trapped inside your skull.
One’s politics and personal penchant toward mass virtual-word slaughter notwithstanding, this new study is among the first to test the longer-term, cumulative effects of video game playing in any way, and the first, its authors claim, to specifically…
In 1961, psychologist Stanley Milgram began an experiment that left humanity with one of the most dismal and damning self-portraits we've ever seen.
If Tub Girl made you barf, you might be more able than others at finding grime.
Here’s an oddball (or two or three or four) to stew on whether you’re away on holiday at the moment, or not: friends.
How negative political statements are simply more revered than positively framed remarks.
If you’ve ever spent an extended period without money, you’re probably well aware that not having money makes money a central part of your life.
A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago has found that people who get anxious about math experience a neurological reaction similar to experiencing physical pain when they solve math problems.
We’re not into disasters because we’re secretly evil villains; we’re into disasters (in large part) to connect to others.
Good news, gumshoes. Science has figured out how to erase fears. That sentence is not as sensational as it looks. A team of researchers from Uppsal University in Sweden have developed a technique whereby they can do away with new emotional memories i…
B.F. Skinner, the psychologist and social philosopher, had an idea about how to bring about world peace. It involved teaching pigeons to guide missiles.
Even after the machine had turned off and the illusion had ended, people still saw themselves in each other.
Megan May Daalder is a young artist in Los Angeles who is responsible for the Mirrorbox, a hands-on piece that uses two-way mirrors and a lighting sequence to allow two participants to momentarily blend their faces together in a genuinely arresting i…
Dogs don't have the kinds of aspirations children do. I don't think they dream of going to space or digging holes to China. But they do play, just like kids. Our children's games must have evolved to help set us up to practice skills we might need…
Imagine how many of the world's problems would be solved if we had a magical serum that could cure violent behavior. Bar fights would be eliminated, wars eradicated, the sport of boxing rendered useless. But past research has shown that aggressivenes…
There's a lot to be said for living a good, honest life. If you avoid lying, chances are you'll have an easier time at work. You won't have to sneak around with your significant other. You'll be well liked by the clergy. And according to new research…
Jonah Lehrer's having a rough summer. A month ago, when the author and journalist was busted, bizarrely, for self-plagiarizing — that is, reusing passages of his own work in newly published articles at the _New Yorker's_ website - he said "it was a s…