Social Sciences

Remember more by Taking Breaks

Munich, Germany — Many of us have experienced the following: the day before an exam, we try to cram a huge amount of information into our brain. But just as quickly as we acquired it, the knowledge...

How Children Integrate Information

Leipzig, Germany — “We know that children use a lot of different information sources in their social environment, including their own knowledge, to learn new words. But the picture that emerges...

Computers Predict People’s Tastes in Art

Pasadena, CA — Do you like the thick brush strokes and soft colour palettes of an impressionist painting such as those by Claude Monet? Or do you prefer the bold colours and abstract shapes of a Rothko?...

Understanding Feelings: When Less is More

Halle (Saale), Germany — A facial expression or the sound of a voice can say a lot about a person’s emotional state; and how much they reveal depends on the intensity of the feeling. But is it...

How Comparable Different Stress Tests Are

Bochum, Germany — Scientists use many different tests to investigate what happens in the brain in people experiencing stress. It is unclear to what extent the various methods with which subjects are...

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