Only 5 senses? There’s actually 6 more, and here’s how they work

Only 5 senses? There’s actually 6 more, and here’s how they work

Aristotle’s desperately outdated five sense model may still be popular, but it vastly under-estimates our extraordinary human capacity for sensing ...
Dreaming while awake is possible and other strange facts about dreams

Dreaming while awake is possible and other strange facts about dreams

[W]e’ve examined five strange findings about dreaming from the psychology literature: … 3. People who no longer think can still ...
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7 weird facts about how humans see the world

It might be the best-studied of all our senses, but surprises about the way our vision works just keep on ...
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Only child syndrome? These kids are no more ‘selfish, narcissistic’ than others, study suggests

Wherever you fall in a group of siblings, there are plenty of stereotypes about the sort of person you are ...
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How blinking alters the way our brains perceive the passage of time

Every few seconds, each time you blink, your retinas are deprived of visual input for a period lasting anywhere between ...
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Personality research: A bright spot in the midst of psychology’s ‘replication crisis’

While psychology has been mired in a “replication crisis” recently – based on the failure of contemporary researchers to recreate ...
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Are students harmed when their teachers believe in ‘neuromyths’?

Educational neuromyths include the idea that we learn more effectively when taught via our preferred “learning style”, such as auditory ...
Chess grandmasters live longer—just like elite athletes

Chess grandmasters live longer—just like elite athletes

It’s well established that elite athletes have a longer life expectancy than the general public. A recent review of over 50 studies ...
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Caffeine more than a morning boost? It may increase brain’s ‘useful anarchy’ and ‘processing capacity’

“[B]rain entropy” – intense complexity and irregular variability in brain activity from one moment to the next, [is] marked by greater ...
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