We Continue to Sense Danger Even When Threats Decrease
New research finds when a situation gets less dangerous, we fail to perceive the positive shift.
Science Explains Why You Saw the Dress as Blue or White
Newly published experiments suggest it's all about the assumptions our brains use to filter out extraneous material.
You Feel Closer to Your Destination Even When You're Not
Simply moving toward or away from something alters the way you think about it, according to a new study.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Jon Freeman, 27, Psychology
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
A Rose Would Not Smell as Sweet If You Were Agitated
The circuitry that controls emotions and smell is all tangled up in the brain.
Emotional Vérité: If You Can See It You Can Feel It
In a sequel to an experiment from the days of silent film, a multinational team of psychology researchers has shown that we perceive emotions based on what we bring to the table.