David Attenborough's Planet Earth II can make you HAPPIER and can even reduce stress The research confirms that even short engagement with nature shows leads to significant increases in positive emotions including awe, contentedness, joy and amusement How Nature Makes Us Healthier and Happier Over... Read more
On this week's episode of Think Again–a Big Think Podcast, Alison Gopnik and host Jason Gots discuss play, artificial intelligence, and the trouble with "parenting" as a verb. Surprise "conversation starter" interview clips in this episode:Ryan Holiday, Steven Pinker, and Sonia Arrison. Alison... Read more
This internship offers advanced high-school students the opportunity to be involved with cutting-edge research in vision science. In this immersive experience, students will be involved in every step of the research process, and will be working alongside Whitney lab members to create and test novel... Read more
Assistant Professor Mahesh Srinivasan was recently named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science. The Rising Star designation recognizes “outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PHD whose innovative work has already advanced the... Read more
Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn’t blinking plunge us into intermittent darkness and light? New research led by UC Berkeley shows that the brain works extra hard to stabilize our vision despite our fluttering eyes... Read more
When you’re suddenly able to understand someone despite their thick accent, or finally make out the lyrics of a song, your brain appears to be re-tuning to recognize speech that was previously incomprehensible. UC Berkeley neuroscientists have now observed this re-tuning in action by recording... Read more
Congratulations to Steve Hinshaw, for his recently announced award from the Society for Research in Child Development, for Distinguished Contributions to Child Development. This award Is given in recognition of an SRCD member’s continuous lifetime contributions to the scientific body of knowledge... Read more