If you've found yourself befuddled by extraordinary scientific-sounding claims, you're not alone. But this centuries-old lesson can help.
The space‑specific neurons in the owl’s specialized auditory brain can do advanced math.
It's a useful fiction — but it's still fiction.
Chess could perhaps be the ultimate window through which we might see how our mental powers shift during our lives.
More than 90 percent of people make a mistake on this test.
Take a closer look at the different types of reasoning you use every day.
We could even benefit from more whataboutisms — if they're used properly.
Why, exactly, don't you trust that person's opinion?
A new technique for analyzing networks can tell who wields soft power.
Since at least 600 BC, people have been mesmerized by the concept of the infinite.
The base rate fallacy may help to explain low reproducibility in various fields of science.
Pseudoscience is science’s shadow.
A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
People believe that slow and deliberative thinking is inherently superior to fast and intuitive thinking. The truth is more complicated.
It took a series of ingenious experiments in the 20th century to uncover some of our biggest cognitive biases.
Wordle activates both the language and logic parts of our brain and give us a nice boost of dopamine, whether we win or lose.
Most things in the world can be seen in surprisingly different ways.
Setting resolutions for the new year means you think the future is up to you — but is it?
Truth needs us to define the rules, grammar, and criteria for true statements. But can we do this within language itself?
We all employ heuristics to help us deal with the world. But when we make a hasty generalization, we risk making a big error in our thinking.
A recent study showed that monkeys can make logical choices when given an A or B scenario.