With government and corporations controlling the many aspects of our lives, it’s important to understand how we perceive groups. Professor Joshua Knobe’s latest research attempts to illuminate how we attribute mentalities to group agents in comparison to individuals.
Drawing from ideas sociology, psychology, economics, and biology, and utilizing tools from applied mathematics and computer science, Professor David Rand studies the basis of why organisms cooperate. The Yale Scientific Magazine speaks with Professor Rand to find out how he works, his other interests, and more.
For opioid addicts, it’s all too tempting to give the drug one more try. A heroin euphoria—temporary warmth, dulled senses, painlessness—slips away after 10 or 15 minutes, abandoning the addict to several days of withdrawal symptoms that could fade with the easy pleasure of one more dose.
Many people wish they had the memory of fictional detective Cam Jansen, who can remember scenes so vividly and so accurately, it is as if she is looking at a photograph. As amazing as this ability is in helping Cam Jansen solve mysteries, evidence suggests that it is not possible in real life.
Recently, the Nonhuman Rights Project fought for legal personhood for a 26 year-old chimpanzee named Tommy. The case relates to current research on primate genetics, cognition, and emotion.
The world is a beautiful mess of visual information. Yale Professor Steven Zucker and his research group recently announced findings that unite mathematics, neurobiology, and psychology to make sense of how the brain makes sense of it all.
Have you ever played a video game for a little longer than you intended? Did you crave to play again soon after? Internet Gaming Disorder is the newest form of addiction troubling the youth around the world, and you just might have it.
While most research on reading disabilities has focused on its disadvantages, Dr. Ken Pugh of Haskins Laboratories recently published a trend-breaking study. He shows that dyslexic children have a slight advantage in visuospatial processing.
Are we still the smartest? Study by scientists indicates that perhaps chimpanzees may surpass humans in some aspects.