Uncovering the mysteries of our minds.
Buying new possessions can make us miserable.
Why do so many of us fall for the ‘gambler’s fallacy’?
The feeling of wanting to break something when you're stressed is common, but is it wise?
The rather complex science behind a seemingly simple feeling.
Simple tricks to fight your winter blues and restore your energy as darker days set in.
In the 21st Century, why do so many people still believe in the paranormal?
Human beings are the only species that seek recreational fear.
Limerence is an addictive form of romantic attraction – but what can you do about it?
Expert advice on how to get through a waiting period.
A neurologist and a psychologist discuss what makes us nostalgic and how nostalgia is actually good for us.
Gift-giving is more than a tradition – it’s a part of our evolutionary history.
It's over a century old and has even crept into popular culture, but is it true?
When we are starved of human connection, loneliness can play some pretty strange tricks on our mind and body.
An increased awareness of our own mortality can influence our biases, desires and even our politics.
Did you know your brain is actually hard wired to look on the bright side of life?
Professor Emily Balcetis explains how perception can lead to success.
Could we all do with a bit more silence in our lives?
It's easy to believe that elite performers must possess a gift that can't be taught - but is this true?
Deja vu is pretty weird. We've almost all experienced it at some time. But what actually is deja vu?
Should doctors show their emotions when speaking to a patient? Is there a role for empathy in healthcare?
Contrary to popular belief, there is little evidence that a midlife crisis actually exists.
Dr Radha Modgil explains what's going on in our brains when we try to make or break habits.
Why is lying so hard to resist?
BEST OF 2019: Illusionist and writer, Derren Brown, rethinks traditional concepts of happiness.
Here are four thinking traps clever people fall into.
Is the traditional idea of what makes us happy just a misleading fantasy?
The neurological condition that affects 70 million worldwide
Do you know when you're being manipulated?
Loneliness has been called an epidemic of the modern era, but could being alone help you to be more successful?
Many of us believe perfectionism is a positive, but could it actually be harmful to our health?
BBC Reel meets the "father of split-brain syndrome".
Curse or blessing – would you wish to remember every day of your life?
How a comedy improv class in Toronto, Canada is helping people overcome anxiety.
With global obesity levels on the rise, food really can be dangerous.
It takes your brain to another dimension.
Summer wouldn’t be same without those inimitable chimes. But how do they exert their strange hold on us?
This is how it feels to learn your memories are fiction.
Much of what we remember is false, so how can we get better?
A guide showing you how to inspire creative ideas.