The weather impacts not only upon our mood but also our voice. An international research team including scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Psycholinguistics, Evolutionary Anthropology and Mathematics in the Sciences ...
When you vote in an election, your choice is surely not influenced by anything as superficial as a candidate's looks, right?
The health risks of marrying a cousin have been grossly overstated, says a new book.
New research has revealed that having mentally healthy friends can help someone recover from depression or even remain mentally healthy in the first place.
While many see no downside to being beautiful, a professor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School says attractive women face discrimination when it comes to landing certain kinds of jobs.
Ancient humans may not have had the luxury of updating their Facebook status, but social networks were nevertheless an essential component of their lives, a new study suggests.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Get off the computer and go play outside. So go the words heard in homes around the country as parents and children clash over the social benefits of video games.
While the positive correlation between religiosity and life satisfaction has long been known, a new study in the December issue of the American Sociological Review reveals religion's "secret ingredient" that makes people ...
Cognitive scientists develop new take on old problem: why human language has so many words with multiple meanings
Why did language evolve? While the answer might seem obvious -- as a way for individuals to exchange information -- linguists and other students of communication have debated this question for years. Many prominent linguists, ...