Researchers monitored brain activity and eye movement of basketball fans watching March Madness games to study how people process surprise.
Evolution does select for loner behavior, at least in slime molds. Loners provide both an ecological and evolutionary way to diversify a genetic portfolio to ensure the survival of the social, collective behavior.
Optogenetics helps researchers discover how social behavior and spatial learning are linked in autism.
While it is easy for most of us to read the emotions of those around us at a given time, researchers suggest that people are also skilled at predicting future emotions in others, thanks to a mental model of emotional transitions.
Just as a baby's babbles begin to sound more like recognizable human speech if they receive frequent vocal feedback from adults, the same kind of interaction speeds up speech acquisition in marmosets, a new study reveals.
A new study could shed light on how the cerebellum encodes information.
Study may provide clues as to why seemingly healthy babies born prematurely often face higher risks of developmental delays.
Researchers report we make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second, and that these snap judgments, which are usually incorrect, predict economic, legal, voting and other decisions.