"Contagious" Memories

New research using advanced computer modeling sheds light on how behaviors may become “contagious” in large groups, showing that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that of another via shared social connections.

Nov 17

Categories: Creative Blocks, Other

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Study: Variations in Honesty Among Countries

Is honesty valued differently across countries, and is the honesty of a country's people related to its economic development?

Nov 17

Categories: Other, Values Clarification

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'Super recognisers': more than just clever lab rat

Some people have extremely good face recognition abilities that set them apart from the rest of the population, a group psychologists refer to as "super recognisers".

Nov 14

Categories: Executive Functions, Other

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Need An Excuse to Waste Time Online? Psych Study Provides The Best

Positive distractions can increase your mental performance compared with negative distractions, a new study finds.

Nov 12

Categories: Executive Functions, Other

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Anticipating the Privacy and Informed Consent issues of the ...

What if sci­en­tists were able to implant or erase mem­o­ries? Con­cerns about pri­vacy loss and dimin­ished capac­ity for true “informed con­cern,” given the grow­ing knowl­edge gap between experts and every­one else.

Nov 11

Categories: Other, Values Clarification

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Haunted House Science: You Don’t Need Gore To Terrify, If You Know ...

Scare tactics informed by brain science.

Oct 31

Categories: Fear, Other

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IV administration of endothelin B receptor drug reduces memory loss, ...

An estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The five current FDA-approved AD medications only help mask the disease symptoms instead of treating the underlying disease. In a new study, researchers used ...

Sep 7

Categories: Other, Stress Management

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Scientists Can't Confirm Results Of Many Psychology Studies

"It's true because it's been published!" Finding yourself believing published journals just because it has been tested? How can it be not a fact when it is backed up by evidence from a scientific journal? But a new study found that scientists who ...

Aug 31

Categories: Other

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Groups of People Spot Lies More Often Than Individuals Do

A shifty gaze, fidgety stance or sweaty palms signal a liar in classic film noirs. In real life, however, it is surprisingly difficult to recognize when someone is telling a tall tale. Even among trained professionals, the lie-detection accuracy ...

Aug 25

Categories: Other

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Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for ...

A psychologist based in Italy says he has found a simple way to induce in healthy people an altered state of consciousness – simply get two individuals to look into each other's eyes for 10 minutes while they are sitting in a dimly lit room. Read ...

Aug 21

Categories: Other

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The Unexpected Effect of Food On Women's Romantic Feelings

Finding yourself unable to make your female partner happy? Then you question yourself whether whether it's because you have done something wrong. Or was it because something happened at work. Or was she just having a bad day. Or maybe she's just ...

Aug 21

Categories: Other

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The Underrated Importance of Being Playful

What if, I wonder, playfulness were in fact a survival skill, one more basic to the endurance of the species than even sharper eyes or teeth or claws, stronger muscles, or larger brains? It seems to me that of all the habits of mind and heart that ...

Aug 20

Categories: Other

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How Could I be so stupid

Have you been manipulated, lied to, controlled by a toxic person? The person may be a psychopath (antisocial), a narcissist or a borderline. They've betrayed, exploited and misled you. They've seduced you with their charm and beguiled you with ...

Aug 19

Categories: Other

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Introvert On Stage

Would it surprise you to hear that the majority of actors are introverts? One would assume that someone who enjoys being in the spotlight would have to be an extrovert, but that’s not the way it is! The performances that constitute our impressions ...

Aug 18

Categories: Other

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The Reason Brain Diseases Have Quadrupled in 21 Years

Given the power of modern medicine, why have brain diseases increased by four times? Rates of brain diseases are increasing at almost epidemic rates, especially in the US, a new study reports. Read on to find out why.

Aug 17

Categories: Other

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