In the 80s we kept them bushy, in the 90s ultra-thin, and nowadays bold and big. Eyebrows have undergone many changes through the years (some arguably better than others). One change has been key to human socialization.
We all are aware that we spend a lot of time on the phone. We are less aware that sometimes we may snub others in favour of our phone. This behaviour is called phubbing and it is more frequent than we may expect.
Lifting an entire person with just your index fingers?! Many have tried this trick with successful results. Though it may seem like magic, there is a scientific explanation for this mystery. Try it out for yourself and read here why it works.
You can train a dog to do sit but training a cat do to the same is impossible. Cats have their own character and do whatever they want. They don’t adhere to anyone, except themselves. But is that true? We will show you that you actually can train cats to do various things and the story that they can’t be trained is an urban myth. Look at the video and see for yourself.
Have you ever heard of the claim that 93% of communication is nonverbal? This often-repeated claim states that 55% of what you communicate comes from your facial expressions, 38% from your tone of voice, and the words you speak are only responsible for 7%. Although non-verbal communication is of course important, these numbers are not true at all. What is wrong with them? And where do they come from?
A lot of people assume that you can’t forget your mother tongue. However, although traces of it may persist forever, it is entirely possible to lose the ability to communicate in your native language. Here, we explore why and how this happens.
Some women are more forgetful during pregnancy, while others feel the same as before. Scientific evidence shows that some forms of memory function can be impaired during pregnancy, but this is not the case for all cognitive processes. If pregnancy forgetfulness is in fact a thing, we should be careful with how we, as a society, interpret this.
Houseplants are more popular than ever and the media are eagerly responding to this. Experts and random websites alike claim that houseplants can cause all kinds of cognitive and psychological benefits. But is this true?
Scientists don’t agree on whether cell phone radiation is safe for our health. If you’re concerned, here’s how to reduce your exposure to this type of radiation when using your phone.
BCI applications have often been falsely mystified as ‘thought reading’ machines by the press. Here I try to counter these false expectations by showing how BCI applications (don’t) deliver on that.