Perception

Labors Lost? Memories of Childbirth

The Huffington Post: I’m told, by women I trust, that childbirth is an experience unlike any other. These women have vivid and enduring memories of labor and birth, becoming a mother, giving life. They recall the event as profound and magical and life-changing — and also very painful. Nobody questions More

Faces Are More Likely to Seem Alive When We Want to Feel Connected

Feeling socially disconnected may lead us to lower our threshold for determining that another being is animate or alive, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “This increased sensitivity to animacy suggests that people are casting a wide net when looking More

Labors Lost? Memories of Childbirth

I’m told, by women I trust, that childbirth is an experience unlike any other. These women have vivid and enduring memories of labor and birth, becoming a mother, giving life. They recall the event as profound and magical and life-changing—and also very painful. Nobody questions the physical intensity of labor More