This Strange Phenomenon Allows Scientists To Control People's Daydreams

Ever heard of the Perky Effect? It sounds cutesy-poo, but it's an effect that has led to a decades-long investigation that reveals a startling truth. Even if you don't consciously control your dreams, you probably think you control your daydreams. But that might not actually be true. » 8/26/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

Don't Worry, It Will Almost Never Be As Bad As You Think

Apparently the idea that "the art of losing isn't hard to master," isn't just a poetic conceit. Scientists doing studies on how people think they'll feel after disaster have found that people have no idea how little it will affect them. Turns out we're all going to be a lot less miserable than we expect. » 8/14/14 8:00am 8/14/14 8:00am

You Could Wake Up Convinced You're In a Duplicate World

Or, at least, that you're in a duplicate town, house, and hospital. Reduplicative paramnesia victims believe that someone or something has constructed a duplicate structure, that looks exactly like the one they remember being in. What part of the brain can make you think you're on the set of your own life? » 8/05/14 11:00am 8/05/14 11:00am