Spark Creativity with Thomas Edison’s Napping Technique
Thomas Edison was famously opposed to sleeping. In an 1889 interview published in Scientific American, the ever energetic inventor of the lightbulb claimed he never slept more than four hours a night. Sleep was, he thought, a waste
The ‘Psychology of Regret’ Helps Explain Why Vaccine Mandates Work
The official U.S. approval of a coronavirus vaccine for elementary school students removes one of the last barriers to ending the pandemic, but it’s obvious that a significant portion of the country will never fully embrace vaccination.
NSF Grant Submission Deadlines
Psychological scientists looking to apply for funding from the US National Science Foundation may be interested in upcoming 2021 deadlines.
From Clowns to Buttons, These Weird Phobias Afflict Many People
Fear itself is not a bad thing — it can actually serve a protective, useful purpose. In some cases it leads to fight or flight , the body’s sympathetic nervous system response to a perceived threat. But when fear is irrational
They Never Forget a Face. Research Delves into How ‘Super-Recognizers’ Can Do This.
Super-recognizers never forget a face. They need to focus on it only once to instantly recognize it again, even if they encounter it years later, and sometimes even if they see only one feature, such
The (Literally) Effortless Way to Learn Faster and Improve Your Memory, Backed by Science
We all have things we need to remember. A pitch. A presentation. Material for a test. So you study. You read and re-read. And highlight. And re-read again. You devote what at least feel like endless hours to