Psychology

UC Santa Cruz daydreaming

The link between dreaming and mind-wandering

What are dreams? "An accidental byproduct of our waking cognitive abilities," a new book says.

UC Berkeley Hurricane generosity

How generosity in disasters flows in both directions

Sharing what we have activates pleasure circuits in the brain, says the Greater Good Science Center.

UC Riverside fear

Erasing your fears?

Researchers have developed a method to selectively erase fear memories in the brain.

UC Davis oxytocin

Blocking the 'love hormone'

A new study finds that blocking oxytocin works better than Prozac to help stressed mice.

UC San Diego smart child

Kids praised for being smart more likely to cheat

How we encourage our kids affects their ability to deal with setbacks honestly, a new study shows.

Keepon UC Santa Cruz Leila Takayama

Love 'em or hate 'em, robots are here to stay

Here's how we make them better, says psychology prof.

emotions map UC Berkeley

Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion

Enjoyable GIFs actually reveal the full range of the human heart.

Latina health cultural context

Seeing health in a cultural context

Belinda Campos' studies find the Latino approach to relationships reduces anxiety, among other benefits.

UCLA virtual reality memory

Fighting memory loss with virtual reality

As featured by Mashable, a UCLA neuroscientist opens the door into an entirely new realm of brain research.

Buddhist monks UC Merced

Summer school for Buddhist monks

Researchers engage in the scientific method at Indian monasteries.

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