Some illusions are fun and trippy. Others are frustrating because they question your previously-unchallenged view of the world. You'll never guess which kind this one is.
Synesthesia is a puzzling concept to learn about if you don't have it, because it involves imagining a completely new way to perceive stimuli. But synesthete musician Adam Neely does a solid job of laying it out in black and white.
It turns out to be a not-uncommon symptom.
"The route to our best, most genius-like thoughts is not to be afraid of our stranger-sounding insights and hunches."
Cycling, running, and obstacle course racing are dominated by white-collar workers. Sure, the extra money makes competing a little more feasible, but researchers are starting to discover a psychological pull that draws these people to masochistic events.
David Kwong literally has a card in his back pocket when he's performing.
As popular as the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types are, they have absolutely no basis in science.
After his son's suicide at age 18, Steve Mallen sees the world differently. Along with a growing number of mental health experts, he wants to reduce the rate of suicide across the world, and is aiming for zero.
The process takes years.
The Pentagon's blue-sky division asks for help in figuring out what research to believe
Look, our tiny place and short time in the universe is relatively insignificant. And if that fills you with existential dread, allow optimistic nihilism to quell your fears.
Anyone who tells you one half of the brain is logical and the other is creative needs to get his or her brain checked, because science says that's a total myth.
Scientists and philosophers have long recognized the existence of a so-called beauty premium. But can homeliness pay, too?
"There is no constant value for a human life."
A new biography on scientist Dr. J. Allen Hynek shows that we might be on the verge of another cluster of UFO sighting reports.
High levels of cognitive empathy make these people adept at recognizing what will upset someone, and knowing when they’ve pushed the right buttons.
Just days after giving birth, Catherine Carver became convinced that her baby had been swapped and that social workers were plotting to kill her. She recounts her terrifying journey into postpartum psychosis — and the unexpected things that helped to heal her.
And how you can teach yourself, if you can't do this already.
There's an attempted suicide every 38 seconds. This is one of those attempts; and, even though it ends well, it's pretty terrifying.
The findings build on past studies that surveyed respondents' perceptions of black boys.
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