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Machines Like Us

Brain & Behavior

Happy is as happy does, apparently—for human beings all over the world. Not only does acting extroverted lead to more positive feelings across...
It's a hard pill to swallow, but if you're over 24 years of age you've already reached your peak in terms of your cognitive motor performance,...
By tracking brain activity when an animal stops to look around its environment, neuroscientists at the Johns Hopkins University believe they can mark...
When researchers at Texas A&M University tested people’s beliefs about luck, what they found was that Spock was right – humans are “highly...
Two friends of Machines Like Us—Johnjoe McFadden and Steve Grand—have very different views about how consciousness is manifest in the brain. So much...
Schizophrenia is a severe disease for which there is still no effective medical treatment. In an attempt to understand exactly what happens in the...
You can have an out of body experience right now, and it isn’t even that hard. Some people can do it more easily than others, and it may take a...
Picking out a face in the crowd is a complicated task: Your brain has to retrieve the memory of the face you're seeking, then hold it in place while...
The sense of smell might seem intuitive, almost something you take for granted. But researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center have found that...
Tania Lombrozo's newest post at NPR reminded me of a phenomenon I've often noticed: After going away on a trip for several days, when I return home...

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