The recent Autism Phenome Project has identified a correlation between autism and overgrowth, but the genetic connection remains unclear.
Professor Jaak Panksepp tickles rats to find out how they laugh, and how their laughter is similar and different to human laughter.
Psychology Brian Scholl has developed new methods to quantitatively study how humans perceive even simple objects as animate, focusing on the detection of chasing behavior.
In “The Aha! Moment,” David Jones describes his theory of creativity, focusing on the role of a structure that he calls the “Random Ideas-Generator” and providing examples from his own career.
The American Psychiatric Association is proposing changes in the definition of autism that would reduce the number of diagnoses, especially among high-functioning individuals.
How children learn word boundaries
The effect of smiling and other non-verbal gestures on gender roles
Research from James Wilkie and Galen Bodenhausen at Northwestern University demonstrates that gender falls into broader mental categories, and is therefore associated with numbers and objects through a phenomenon called “communion.”
Research is showing that objectification, commonly thought of as removing mind and morals from a body, is actually a more complex process in which we alter our impressions of a person’s competence, sensitivity, and emotions as we observe their physical appearance.
Since 1993, the “Mozart effect,” which holds that listening to classical music increases intelligence, has become popular around the world, but it faces significant controversy in the scientific community.