Life

Jonas Ludwig, PhD :Let’s consider this puzzle: If five machines can make five widgets in five minutes, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets? Take a moment to think about it.Many of us are familiar with these kinds of cognitive tasks that often lead to biased responses. The question is what psychology can contribute to explaining how people handle these tasks and why they are so likely to make mistakes.The above problem is part of the...
Suzanne Bender, MD :Olivia buries her head in her hands. We are having a family meeting to discuss her increasing anxiety, dysphoria, and insomnia over the past few months. One clear stressor is her honors physics class taught by Mr. Nash, a notoriously difficult class at her public high school. Olivia has fallen behind on assigned projects, but Mr. Nash has offered her an incomplete with the opportunity to finish work over winter break. Over the holiday, Olivia hasn’t touched...

Sebastian Ocklenburg, PhD : Our research team found several new insights into...
Ran D. Anbar :We are built to experience pain to become aware that something is amiss. Pain can be triggered by either a physical abnormality, an emotional state, or both.In the case of physical pain, the nerves from the affected site send a signal to the brain that is interpreted as being painful.On the other hand, an emotional trigger may lead the brain to cause a disruption in the body, which is painful, or may cause the brain to interpret...