Becoming a licensed London taxi drivers requires studying the map for 3-4 years. A new study shows that all of this studying creates systematic changes in the structure of the posterior hippocampus. This remarkable finding shows the brain remains plastic and adaptable into adulthood.
"The one thing that upsets me," she said, "is the statement that female sexuality is narcissistic. I mean, haven't women been through enough with labeling? Now they have to be told that their sex drive is narcissistic?"
Over these next few weeks, organizations will kick-off their company holiday party. And every year, there is someone that makes a big mistake they regret the next day. Here are the top 5 big mistakes you don't want to make during your holiday party.
I've long believed that those of us who make a living studying human nature should be as well-versed in popular culture as we are well-read in the scientific literature. So in that vein, I hereby present to you my Top 7 List of Lessons about Human Nature offered by Seinfeld...
Reaching a goal triggers dopamine, but the spurt soon ends. When a high passes, the return to normal can be unnerving. But rushing to mask it with more dopamine-stimulating activity brings a cycle of frustration. You can free yourself by getting comfortable with the inevitable up-and-down-ness of the human brain.
Could any commodity be more precious than time? Is there anything any of us want more—or more of—that at the same time seems to be more beyond our control to increase? Who among us wouldn't strike the most Faustian of bargains for an extra year of life?