A great number of recreational cannabis proponents believe that lighting up can "open the mind" and even boost creativity. However, a new study has found evidence that shows just the opposite may occur.
A new study has shown that the "love hormone" known as oxytocin may be the primary, if not sole, determinant of whether or not an animal feels sexual attraction towards a prospective mate. Interestingly, this only seems to hold true for females.
Anorexics may find help accepting food and body images from doses of oxytocin, a hormone commonly referred to as the "love hormone," according to two studies looking into the effects and possible applications of the hormone.
Do you have trouble empathizing with others? Is it hard to express what you're feeling? Does passion seem like foreign concept to you? Then you might also find that you've been drinking a TON of coffee. That is, at least according to a new study that looks into the connection between caffeine and a person's emotional health or personality.
Life can be unfair sometimes, where it can seem like someone is always two steps ahead of you. For this reason, humans and other primates evolved to support long-term cooperation, according to new research.
Just last year, an expert at MIT suggested that babies cry, despite the fact that this makes them "predator beacons," because the "annoying sound" helps adult humans wage war more efficiently. It was even proposed that our ancestors wore babies into battle to heighten their blood-lust.
We all know teenage boys to be particularly prone to getting themselves into risky situations, and researchers behind a new study have attempted to gain insight into the brain mechanisms behind this bad boy behavior.
Dogs may not be the smartest animals on the block, but they certainly know their math. That is, at least according to a recent study, which suggests that sheepdogs use the perfect mathematical pattern to herd their wooly charges.
It may sound like a fairytale, but experts are claiming that simply thinking about your romantic partner can give you a "rush of good stress" that seems to both unlock new reserves of energy and improve mood.
It has long been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, but behavioral scientists have long said that our body language and facial expressions are actually the best way to convey emotions. However, new research has revealed that humans and chimpanzees alike both involuntarily match the pupil size of those they are interacting with, especially if there is some kind of emotional connection - namely empathy.
Researchers studying the behavioral patterns of ant colonies are suggesting that each nest can actually have its own collective personality that is shaped by the environment.
Neurologists have recently identified the part of the male brain that is specifically triggered by testosterone to prompt aggressive behavior. The researchers say that this could bring them one step closer to truly understanding aggression and its relationship with the male hormone.
Are they really in love, or is it just lust? Researchers believe they can accurately tell the difference based on eye patterns alone, raising the question "can there be love at first sight?"
Researchers seem to have found a link between strict cigarette policies and lower suicide rates in a new study.