Men’s cognitive performance declines if they merely anticipate an interaction with a woman, according to a recently published study.
Author Eric W. Dolan
The drug ecstasy, or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), cannot compensate for the impairing effects of sleep loss on driving performance, according to research published in Psychopharmacology.
Young women given the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) paroxetine, also known as the antidepressant drug Paxil, are less likely to cry when watching an emotional movie, according to preliminary research published in Psychopharmacology.
Nearly 92 percent of songs in the Billboard Top Ten charts for Country, Pop, and R&B in 2009 contained reproductive themes, with an average of 10.5 reproductive messages per song, according to an analysis by psychologists at the University at Albany in New York. And the trend extends back more than 400 years.
A study conducted by the Medical University of Bialystok in Poland has found that the antiepileptic drug levetiracetam can help prevent oxygen deprived nerve cells from dying.
The tears of a crying grown adult elicit more sympathy from observers than the tears of a crying young child or infant, according to a study published in Evolutionary Psychology.
Reality TV shows such as A&E’s “Hoarders” and TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive” do not accurately portray compulsive hoarding, according to a licensed counselor who has worked with hoarding clients since 1997.
Conveying lower levels of self-esteem may have a greater impact on the desirability of men as potential relationship partners than it has for women, according to research published in the scientific journal Evolutionary Psychology.
The main psychoactive compound in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), protects against brain damage caused by methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as the drug ecstasy.
A study on the effects of psychedelic mushrooms on marble-burying behavior in mice suggests that the fungus may have clinical value in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Experts and illicit drug users have similar views on the harms and benefits associated with psychoactive substances, according to a survey conducted in the United Kingdom.
The color red not only makes women more alluring to men, but influences their actual behavior as well, a published study found.
Moderate doses of caffeine, the equivalent of five to seven cups of coffee, suppresses the growth of new neurons in the hippocampus, an area of the brain involved in learning and memory, according to a published study.