Topic: psychology

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

​ From ancient tribes beating on drums to Zayn Malik's upcoming solo project, music has been a vital part of the human experience. The study of music usually refers to mastering a composition or a specific instrument, but recently scientists have been studying the brain for a totally...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Artificial intelligence has been appearing in science fiction for a long time. The concept of machines gaining consciousness and acting on their own still seems far-fetched, but there are big strides being made quite often. So, how far are we from robots that can learn? ...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

There are many tools used to measure many different types of data sets. Thermometers give us various temperatures, odometers measure distance, and so on. Every now and then a new tool has to be created to gauge a new set of data. That is exactly what has just recently happened. So, what is a...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

As a species, our survival is often based on making decisions that make the most sense for upcoming events and situations. Our ability to understand the seasons played a huge role in agriculture. Our early understanding of the cosmos was a precursor to a more in-depth understanding of physics. We...

Monday, January 6, 2014

For over a decade scientists around the world have been studying happiness and its impact on our physiology. Why would people spend so much time studying happiness? Maybe that makes them happy? So, what makes you happy?   Rod Stewart loves soccer, Jennifer...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What are you afraid of?  Snakes, spiders, heights, loud noises? For me, I am ok with snakes and spiders, although I am not fond enough of either to have one as a pet. One animal that really creeps me out, though - crickets.  Perhaps I had one too...

Friday, October 1, 2010

What are you afraid of? Ever wonder what makes us scream, shake, or shout when we get scared? Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear opens tomorrow at the Science Museum of Virginia! So to celebrate, I will pose a question (or maybe 2):   What do women fear most? What do men...

Friday, August 13, 2010

It’s Friday the 13th! How’s your day going? Friggatriskaidekaphobia or fear of Friday the 13th is believed to be the most widespread phobia in the US. As many as 21 million Americans believe Friday the 13th brings bad luck. Some take it so seriously that they stay home from work, won...
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