Overcoming our psychological barriers to embracing AI
The best ways of addressing barriers to adopting AI and the risks and benefits involved are highlighted in a new study involving the University of Melbourne.
Every Sherlock needs a Watson (or two)
A University of Melbourne expert says creatives often need colleagues to be catalysts, but how can organisations identify and foster these catalysts?
Can your personality be good, or bad, for your health?
The University of Melbourne's HILDA Survey 2019 finds links between personality traits and the onset of illness, but experts say it's likely an indirect effect
5 modern philosophical dilemmas
As a new ABC TV series explores ethics - the show's presenter and University of Melbourne academic looks at how philosophy can help in very modern dilemmas.
Clock on: When weather gets into a routine
New research has identified a weekly cycle in city temperatures around Australia, highlighting the impact of human behaviour on our cities.
Taking the risk out of decision-making
How we assess risk is influenced by how others are behaving, so the trick is to keep your head while those around you are losing their heads.
Why boys are blue and girls are pink
Ever wondered why pink represents girls and boys generally identify with the colour blue? Centuries ago it was a very different story.
Breaking: Pigs like cuddles too
Pigs produce more oxytocin or 'love hormone' after positive interaction with a human, suggesting they feel emotions just like we do, a world-first study shows.
Now we know: Why we stand in queues
Queueing is an everyday social norm, governed by unspoken rules promoting efficiency and equality – and why queue jumpers make us really angry.
Bubbly personality: how our biology hits budgets
New research is taking the human element of financial decision-making into consideration, by combining economics with psychology and neuroscience.