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When Do Babies Become Conscious?

For everyone who's looked into an infant's sparkling eyes and wondered what goes on in its little fuzzy head, there's now an answer. New research …

Scientists Identify Neurons That Register Itch

What is an itch? Scientists have speculated that it is a mild manifestation of pain or perhaps a malfunction of overly sensitive nerve endings stuck …

How Childhood Trauma May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Addiction, Depression

Childhood trauma has long been known to raise a child’s odds of developing depression and addiction later on. Now, a small but intriguing new study …

Imagine A Flying Pig: How Words Take Shape In The Brain

This is a story about a duck. More precisely, it's a story about what your brain just did when you read the word "duck."<p>Chances are, your brain created an image of a web-footed waterfowl. It also may have recalled the sound of quacking or the feel of feathers. And new research suggests that these …

Making Love Last: The Ins and Outs of Keeping It Together

Imagine a pop album: <i>Psychology’s Greatest Hits: Insights Gone Viral!</i> One of the cuts, at least from an album celebrating recent hits, would have to …

Faceted Classification

DSM-5: A Disaster for Children

On 22 May, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published <i>DSM-5</i>, the fifth edition of the <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</i>, …

Mental Health

Anger—How We Transfer Feelings of Guilt, Hurt, and Fear

How many times have you heard a child bellow to a parent (in the effort to avoid being punished): “<i>I</i> didn’t do it! <i>He</i> [or <i>she</i>] <i>did it!!!</i>”? And to …

Psychology

What Might Have Been and What Could Be

Although time machines don’t exist (I’m still holding out hope), people engage in a form of time travel all the time. Except rather than happening in …

Psychology

Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life

Poverty, disease, murder, racism, and environmental destruction, oh my! Despite daily news headlines, Steven Pinker argues all these bad things are …

Psychology

Would You Save a Puppy or a Child From a Burning Building?

Pretend for a moment that you have come across a burning building. From inside, you hear the howls of a dog and the screams of a human infant. Flames …

Gorillas

Enduring What You Cannot Control

The role of ritual in survival<p>Neil Simon’s the <i>The Sunshine Boys</i> opened in New York on December 20, 1972. It’s about two old vaudevillians attempting …

Columbia University

What Makes You Who You Are?

Personality can be defined as a person’s pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving. All well and good, but what happens if we dig a little bit …

Consciousness

My Psychiatrist is a Robot!

<b>Will psychiatric therapy bots ever supplant the real thing?</b><p><i>Today's post is a transcript from my talk at the Chatbots 3.3 Conference at Seed</i> …

Mental Health

Why You Like What You Like

For most of us, a pickle is a pickle. It is something that rests snugly beside a sandwich, or floats in a jar on a deli counter. It is rarely …

Revenge of the Introvert

After ten years as a psychologist practicing psychodynamic psychotherapy, I reclined on the couch of my own analyst feeling burdened by my chosen …

Psychology