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If Dogs Feel Jealousy, It May Run Deeper In Us Than We'd Thought

Dr. Christine Harris co-authored a study that examined whether dogs exhibit jealous behavior, hoping to see if jealousy is an emotion unique to humans. Audie Cornish asks Harris: Does it take complex cognitions to trigger the emotion?<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Earlier this week, we saw a small …

The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to …

Is Trypophobia a Real Phobia?

We investigate the fear of creepy clustered holes<p>If you're like me and you have a visceral reaction to the image above—if it makes your skin crawl, your hair hurt, and your stomach turn—you can count yourself among the trypophobic. According to its Facebook page, which is more than 4,000 members …

American Psychiatric Association

Sorry, Lucy: The Myth Of The Misused Brain Is 100 Percent False

The new Scarlett Johannson movie, <i>Lucy</i>, is based on the idea that most people only use only 10 percent of their brains. As it turns out, that idea is completely untrue — but it's oddly persistent.<p>Transcript<p>ERIC WESTERVELT, HOST:<p>If you went to the movie theater this weekend, you might've caught the …

The most scary thought experiment ever carried out?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including messing with minds, the secret of Minecraft and the fascinating history of autocorrect.<p>Medical research: Treat ageing<br>Luigi Fontana et al | Nature | 23 July 2014<br>Does getting old have to mean getting sick? Not if medicine raises its game and learns …

Time Travel

Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health

Medical tests are rarely a pleasant experience, especially if you're worried that something could be seriously wrong. That's true even though we know that regular screenings and tests often help doctors catch issues early.<p>But of course, humans don't always behave rationally. Sometimes people will …

Why the things we choose seem better than the rest - Futurity

Brain research suggests why people often value rewards they choose themselves over rewards they just receive, even when the two are actually …

Women's brains got a huge boost from better living conditions

Compared with men, European women experienced greater increases in cognitive abilities during the 20th Century<p>For psychologists, there’s no question that human cognition — the way we process information — has dramatically improved over the last century thanks to improvements in nutrition, health …