Mild ‘Shock’ to the Brain Lets People See Others as More Attractive

Do you find yourself surrounded by uggos on a near-constant basis? Do you ever despair that the world is just crawling with ugly goblin-people whom you can’t bear to look at without retching? It’s okay — Karl Lagerfeld probably feels the exact same way, which is why he’s never seen without his ugly-dimming sunglasses.… » 6/23/13 2:00pm 6/23/13 2:00pm

Do You Have What It Takes to Win a Love Competition?

Have you ever tried to love someone as hard as you could for five minutes? It sounds like a strange thing to attempt, but that's exactly what the people in a study at the Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging were asked to do while they sat in an fMRI machine. They scanned people of varying ages,… » 2/16/12 9:45pm 2/16/12 9:45pm