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Cases of extraordinary mental ability
Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D, Kristian Marlow
Electroconvulsive therapy can reportedly bring immense benefits to individuals with major depression and other psychiatric disorders. But it may have risks as well.
Psychologists zero in on the mechanism underlying odor-evoked autobiographical memories, or what has come to be known as the Proust phenomenon.
A new study looks at risk perception and security behavior in crypto-asset users.
Employers often use emotional intelligence tests to screen job candidates. However, the use of these tests is potentially problematic.
To prove causation, the prosecution must show that Floyd's death wouldn't have occurred but for Chauvin's acts and that his death was reasonably foreseeable.
Derek Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder and third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd. What exactly do these charges entail?
New research shows that two cognitive fallacies explain the public's resistance to adopting self-driving cars, unless they are extremely safe.
Why do we fail to defeat systemic racism? We show that cognitive dissonance and confabulation prevents racists from gaining insight into the despicable nature of their actions.
Evidence suggests that we adopt dubious beliefs and confabulate to avoid the distress of cognitive dissonance. This is the first of two posts exploring how this perpetuates racism.
Implicit bias training has not been successful in reducing systemic racism. We suggest using cognitive dissonance to curtail bias-driven bigotry.
A "workout" for your working memory can help correct cognitive problems, such as forgetfulness, absentmindedness, carelessness, and short attention span.
Should we create artificial intelligence systems that can exploit loopholes to harm us or restrict their production?
Why do twin studies seem to yield unusually high heritability estimates for certain personality traits?
Where does our personality come from? If, say, you are highly introverted, is this primarily the result of your genes, or does it stem mostly from your upbringing?
Is it really true that we experience colors differently, depending on our gender, national origin, ethnicity, geographical location, and what language we speak?
If you are afraid of going to the dentist, don't read this post.
Feeding on fears creates a barrier to progress in our lives and runs counter to the original aim of politics.
Due to its partially hidden nature, vulnerable narcissism is hard to spot. Can you tell whether you are a vulnerable narcissist?
New research indicates that severe illness and death as a result of novel coronavirus may be due to the infection of the brainstem, which can shut down breathing.
Do emotions feel the same to people across different cultures? A new study suggests that, to a large extent, they do.
Evidence suggests that our underlying moral judgments may distort how we view intent. This is known as the "side-effect effect" or the "Knobe effect."
Celebrated the 3rd Thursday of November, UN's World Philosophy Day is aimed at promoting public philosophy. But how do we bridge the gap between academics and the critical public?
Are you a psychopath? If these eight characteristics ring true with you, you might have psychopathic tendencies.
Should psychopaths who commit violent crimes be excused on grounds of insanity or be punished like other violent criminals?
Do you rely on crystallized intelligence when using fluid intelligence? Can you compensate for a decline in fluid intelligence? Are tests of fluid intelligence culturally biased?
Can you predict who will develop a psychotic disorder, such as Schizophrenia, on the basis of how people speak? Machines are developing that skill.
Are you insecurely attached? Read on to find out whether it's time to change your attachment style.
Why do psychopathic killers commit murder? The answer turns on their addiction to high-risk activities coupled with their deep-seated hatred for certain types of people.
Trump is far better with words than can be discerned from his tweets. When it matters, he is capable of manipulating semantics to his advantage.
When we say someone has been robbed of their dignity, we refer to a violation of their bodily or psychological integrity. Hate speech can violate dignity in this sense.
Berit Brogaard, D.M.Sci., Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and the Director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research at the University of Miami.
Kristian Marlow is a graduate student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a member of the St. Louis Synesthesia Lab.