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How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

Acoustic biologists who have learned to tune their ears to the sounds of life know there's a lot more to animal communication than just, "Hey, here I am!" or "I need a mate."<p>From insects to elephants to people, we animals all use sound to function and converse in social groups — especially when the …

Central Africa

Research examines relationship between autism and creativity: New research has found that people with high levels of autistic traits are more likely to produce unusually creative ideas

New research has found that people with high levels of autistic traits are more likely to produce unusually creative ideas<p>People with high levels of …

Autism

The Psychology of Social Media: The Deep Impulses That Drive Us Online

What would happen if you were to “like” everything you saw on social media?<p>The developer Rameet Chawla found out when he built a script that liked …

Empathetic People Have Physical Differences in Their Brains, Study Finds

New research has opened up questions that it may be possible to lose your empathetic ability over time or that it could even possibly be increased …

Common medications sway moral judgment

How many times would you give your neighbor an electric shock to earn a few extra bucks? Your answer could be more malleable than you think. A new …

Psychology

7 Ways to Be More Inclusive

I believe in the power of women to build inspiring careers in all types of fields.<p>At least, that’s what I <i>thought</i> I believed. It’s what my conscious …

Why Some People Hate Everything

There's only one way to avoid criticism: Say and do nothing. If you aren't coming across critics, you're not headed in the right direction.<p>Any worthwhile work will elicit criticism; and it should, thoughtful input makes us better. But there is research that suggests that some critics are harsh by …

Here's More Evidence That Good-Looking People Can Get Away With Anything

Good-looking people seem to have all the luck.<p>Thanks to the "beauty bias," our largely unconscious preoccupation with and preference for physically attractive people, not only are more attractive people often ascribed positive personality traits like intelligence and kindness, but they also tend to …