The Reason Food off Someone Else’s Plate Always Seems to Taste Better, According to Science
“Can I try that?” “Are you going to eat that?” Part of the appeal in eating out is in not having to spend the time or effort preparing food or cleaning up after yourself. But
What’s That Smell? It Might Just Be the Next Big Thing in Travel.
A dozen travelers gather around Martin Schaffner’s 16th-century painting “Christ in Limbo,” and take a deep breath. Thanks to hand-held scent diffusers these tourists are getting a whiff of smoke and sulfur to evoke the
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on visual illusions, the use of gestures to communicate, well-being and altruism across nations, sensory encoding, empathy, semantic similarity and attention, the neuronal processing of faces, categorical perception, and a learning disability affecting the acquisition of arithmetic skills.
Emerging Methods in Neuroscience Research
The human brain contains more than 100 billion neurons and trillions of connections. In these six articles, we explore how psychological scientists are unpacking its mysteries in research labs all over the world.
Using Neuroscience to Challenge Our Eyes and Ears
The split-second distinctions made
possible by neuroscience challenge
common understandings of how we
see and hear.