The Atlantic: Playing 'World of Warcraft' Boosts Spatial Ability and Focus in Adults

Have we met? Tracing the origins of face blindness

NYT: From Finland, an Intriguing School-Reform Model

Hearing Bilingual--How Babies Sort Out Language

Is there a genius in all of us?

The Effect Effect--Daniel Kahneman and the language of popular psychology.

NYT: Online Learning, Personalized--Khan Academy Blends Its YouTube Approach with Classrooms

Don’t Blink! The Hazards of Confidence

Why people with a sweet tooth are just generally sweeter people

Smithsonian: The Science of Sarcasm? Yeah, Right--How do humans separate sarcasm from sincerity? Research on the subject is leading to insights about how the mind works. Really

NYT: How Exercise Benefits the Brain

NYT: Sorry, Strivers--Talent Matters

NYT: Willpower--It’s in Your Head

NYT: The Hoarder in You--It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All That Stuff

Why we invented monsters How our primate ancestors shaped our obsession with terrifying creatures

NYT: A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day

Why we forget Science shows our memory can easily be distorted and erased -- but our forgetfulness also helps us survive

The evolution of deceit New discoveries show that fibs and self-deception are central to our evolutionary strategy. An expert explains

How to Read Body Language to Reveal the Underlying Truth in Almost Any Situation

How music changes our brains Science is becoming increasingly interested in the relationship between sound and the brain. An expert explains

Being too polite to your waitress may cost you money

IQ 'can change in teenage years'
How Can You Increase Your IQ? Stay in school (or just play some memory games).

What Parkinson’s Teaches Us About the Brain Forced Exercise's effect on the brain

Does Absence Actually Make the Heart Grow Fonder? A new book suggests that getting away from each other for prolonged periods of time is good for the health of your marriage.

Mind-blowing sex actually can wipe memory clean

Scientists Turn Brain Activity Into Moving Images--U.C.-Berkeley researchers tap into technology that may one day allow for rewatching your dreams.

Attention Must Be Paid--How the Internet is changing how people listen. Interesting example of a definition paper.

"Teleported" mice reveal secrets of memory

The After-Wife--Pat Robertson says Alzheimer's can justify divorce because your spouse is "gone." Is he right?

Scientists have recorded the first experimental evidence that elephants experience //eureka!// moments

That's So Mysto--What makes slang stick?

Not your imagination--Kids today really are less creative, study says

How Was The Joker Potty Trained? Mental Health Experts Psychoanalyze Batman Villains

Lying is part of child's development, study confirms

Half of men would dump woman who got fat:But only 20 percent of women surveyed said they'd ditch a dude who gained weight

Internet Use Affects Memory, Study Finds

A New Gauge to See What’s Beyond Happiness

Brain Calisthenics for Abstract Ideas

Speaking Up in Class, Silently, Using Social Media

Peer pressure can actually change your memories

Sophie’s Choice and Other Choice Choices

Men Are From Cuddle, Women Are From Penis--A new study supposedly says women want sex but men want cuddling. Don't believe it.

Which Is Worse for a Child's Development—Exposure to Graphic Sex or Appalling Violence?

How Sugar Affects Your Brain and Body

The Bilingual Advantage: Interview with Ellen Bialystok. By CLAUDIA DREIFUS: Among other benefits, the regular use of two languages appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms.

Your Name Impacts How Others Judge You
What Does Your Name Tell Others About You?

NYT: A Good Night’s Sleep Isn’t a Luxury; It’s a Necessity: There always seems to be something keeping us awake.

Sugar may be sapping your memory

A Memory Tonic for the Aging Brain: As we grow older, we forget things like where we parked the car. Exercise can sharpen our recall.

Science reveals what you need to do to talk people into anything