When a new brain-computer interface reached the thoughts of completely locked-in patients for the first time ever, it found them engaged and happy to be alive.
Bobby Azarian is a cognitive neuroscientist at George Mason University. His work has been published in journals like Cognition & Emotion and Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, and he has written for sites like Slate, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and Scientific American. He also runs the website Science Is Sexy. Follow him @BobbyAzarian.
It’s no mystery. Social science has been telling us for years. Conservatives respond to fear-inducing stimuli more than liberals do.
A new study suggests that liberals and conservatives have stark differences in their cognitive styles—which informs their political views.
A study published in the journal Current Biology testing the behavior of Christian, Muslim, and atheist children has found that religious kids are meaner and less generous.
Scientists have figured out how to create a sound beam that can hold, move and rotate small objects from far away.
A new TV series wonders what life would be like with access to drugs that make normal people superhuman.
Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical they might be.