Cognitive empathy is the ability to recognise what another person is thinking or feeling, and one way it can be assessed in the lab is by using the “reading the mind in the eyes test” – or “eyes test”, for short. This involves looking at photos of a person’s eyes and picking which word best… Read more

Although some studies have linked high levels of testosterone to immoral behavior, a new study finds testosterone supplements actually made people more sensitive to moral norms, suggesting that testosterone’s influence on behavior is more complicated than previously thought. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin took a deeper look at the hormonal underpinnings of… Read more

Testosterone may trigger a brain chemical process linked to schizophrenia but the same sex hormone can also improve cognitive thinking skills in men with the disorder, two new studies show. Scientists have long suspected testosterone plays an important role in schizophrenia, which affects more men than women. Men are also more likely to develop psychosis… Read more

Science and folklore alike have long suggested that high levels of testosterone can facilitate the sorts of attitudes and behavior that make for less than ideal male parents. It has long been known that among humans, and some other species as well, males who cooperate amicably with their female mates in raising and nurturing offspring… Read more

As they age, men often get concerned about their testosterone levels dropping. And rightfully so, as it affects their sex drive and other health factors. But the hormone decline can also provide a window into men’s parenting. A new University of Michigan study found that when men saw their infants in distress, it lowered their… Read more