Emotion

One thing to forget

One thing to forget

Can you imagine a life without forgetting? The truth is that erasing outdated or meaningless memories is as instead important as creating new ones, both facilitate the ability to learn while generalizing.

Why dogs are so special

Why dogs are so special

Research reveals the unique capability of dogs to understand humans. One look at our face while carefully listening to our voice and they can make sense of our emotional state.

What time is it in your brain?

What time is it in your brain?

Have you noticed how, depending on the context, sometimes time flies, and other times it seems to drag? Unravelling the mystery of how the brain keeps track of time is key to understanding how our state of mind affects not only what we perceive but how we perceive it.

Freeze to decide

Freeze to decide

A threat! One person runs away while the other faces the fight. How do we decide what to do? Research shows that our body’s freeze reaction plays a role in these types of decisions.

Eyebrows don’t lie.

Eyebrows don’t lie.

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.

What a surprising feeling

What a surprising feeling

Imagine that it’s Christmas and, as every year, you ask for money— no risk of being disappointed and you can buy whatever you want with it. But it doesn’t quite feel the same as if you’d received a surprise, does it?

This is why we stick to false beliefs even in a pandemic

This is why we stick to false beliefs even in a pandemic

Besides an alarming death toll, a shrinking world economy, and a renewed appreciation for thorough handwashing, the current COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed humans everywhere to another contagion: belief in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Why is it that some people tend to stick to false beliefs?

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