The Most Controversial Psych Study Is Repeated — Same Weird Result

What would you do if repeatedly ordered to give a strong electric shock to a helpless stranger? The year 1963 saw the publication of what was to become one of the most famous psychology studies ever. Stanley Milgram’s ‘obedience’ experiments…

This Drug Helps The Depressed Feel Positive Emotions

Depressed people experienced feelings of unity, transcendence of space and time and a loss of boundaries. Psilocybin – the active part of magic mushrooms — can help reduce depression symptoms and reawaken the emotions, new research finds. The stronger the…

Very Popular Drink Linked To Brain Damage

The drink was linked to shrinkage in the hippocampus, an area critical for memory and other mental functions. Even moderate levels of alcohol consumption are linked to long-term brain damage and declines in mental skills, new research finds. Moderate alcohol…

The Popular Supplement That Boosts Memory And Learning

For the research 166 people carried out cognitive tasks while the blood flow in their brains was measured. Higher omega-3 fatty acids levels are linked to greater blood flow in memory and learning areas of the brain, new research finds.…