Schizophrenia is one of the most well-researched mental health conditions. Various studies have looked in depth at the genetic underpinnings of the disorder, the cognitive traits associated with it, and the most effective treatment options. Some scientists, though, have asked
It’s one thing to judge someone’s attractiveness based only on their looks, without considering their personality or non-physical traits. But researchers from Australia and the United States went a step further: they took people’s faces out of the equation too.
If you want to feel more optimistic about what the future holds, sometimes it helps to look at the past. That’s because taking a minute to bask in nostalgic memories can make you feel more positive about what’s in store.
Is turning on an audiobook during your morning commute just another example of the dangers of distracted driving, or can help keep you alert and driving safely? Both, apparently. To explore this question, researchers from University of Guelph, in Canada,
We often take it for granted that being in a romantic relationship is a good thing and that being single means being relatively lonely. Culturally, the common message seems to be that having a long-term romantic partner is preferable, and
Meditation is one of those things like exercise that’s often brought up as a practical task anyone can make a habit of to improve their mental health. And just like there are different forms of exercise, there are also different
Have you ever wondered how some people can keep their cool even when they’re under extreme pressure? Or maybe you’re one of those people! A new study from researchers in China suggests that personality could be part of it. In
Maybe you’ll never again be as happy as you are right now. Or maybe you’ll continue to get happier and happier as you get older. Clearly, the trajectory happiness takes is different from individual to individual. Some people might experience
It’s easy to think of psychiatric disorders as categories with distinct boundaries. Schizophrenia is separate from depression, which is different than anxiety. At a genetic level, though, it’s not at all clear that this is the case. We know that
Last year saw an election in which the established political order was disrupted and a right-wing populist gained a momentum that few people expected. I’m talking, of course, about the 2016 Austrian presidential election. Traditionally, Austrian politics has been dominated