To punish or to support - our brain decides
Researchers uncover that the brain finds it more rewarding to punish the wrongdoer than support the victim.
Social media reveals how we think about the future
Data from Twitter reveals people who think into the future are likely to invest money and avoid future harms.
How your outdoor cat can damage your eco-friendly reputation
If you own an outdoor pet cat you’ll be judged to be less concerned about the environment on social media.
School children reject evolution due to poor science aptitude
Acceptance of the theory of evolution in school children is linked to their scientific aptitude rather than their belief systems.
Why you prefer to pay $20 a day for a luxury car
Researchers investigate how periodic pricing influences purchase decisions.
Sceptical about science? Find out why
Some people are sceptical about science buy not all scepticism is the same and depends on various contributors.
Preschool children want to punish antisocial behaviour
Scientists discover the evolutionary roots of human behaviour to witness punishment they think is deserved due to antisocial behaviour.
How are odours stored as long-term memories?
A brain region – the piriform complex stores olfactory long-term memories with the help of instructions from another brain region.
What it means when your bones ache on rainy days
A new study says there is no relationship between rainfall and joint or back pain.
Does higher income equate to happiness?
People who earn more experience positive emotions relating to self while less income earners find pleasure in their relationships.
Ever wondered why we have recurring bad dreams?
People who are frustrated because their basic psychological needs are not met are likely to have recurring bad dreams.
Experimental therapy can treat voice-hearing in psychosis
An experimental therapy can help patients with schizophrenia reduce symptoms of auditory hallucinations.
How focused attention can increase your desire
New study reveals that by increasing a person’s focus on a desirable object, they will want the object even more.
What spanking can do to your child
A new study shows that spanking children can lead to adverse mental problems in adulthood.
Distracted by hot dogs? Here's why
People are significantly distracted by junk food even when they are concentrating on other tasks.
Does offering an incentive to exercise have any effect?
Offering an incentive does not have a lasting effect on gym visits and on the commitment to exercise, study shows.
Is exercise strenuous for you? Try a sports product you believe in
Our expectations can affect how strenuous we find exercise. However, belief in the right product makes a difference.
Here’s how to buy a gift that someone will like
A study shows that gift recipient are happier with their gifts when the giver also buys it for themselves.
Why punishing your child will motivate bad behaviour
Punishing children to correct their bad behaviour will have an opposite effect.
How does hypnosis work?
Research shows what goes on in the brain during hypnosis and how suggestion can significantly modify the processing of stimuli...