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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 2015

What's in a Name? More Than You Think...

Nov. 17, 2015 — What’s in a name? In the case of the usernames of video gamers, a remarkable amount of information about their real world personalities, according to research by psychologists. Analysis of ... read more

Does Cheering Affect the Outcome of College Hockey Games?

Nov. 2, 2015 — We all love belting our lungs out at sporting event, hurling insults and encouragements in turn, but does it actually have an effect on either team's performance? A study conducted suggests that ... read more

Oct. 14, 2015 — Is brain size related to cognitive ability of humans? This question has captured the attention of scientists for more than a century. An international team of researchers provides no evidence for a ... read more

'I Am Right for Your Child!' The Key to Winning Over Your Future in-Laws

Oct. 13, 2015 — The key to dealing with future in-laws who disapprove of your relationship may involve showing them what a good influence you are on their child, rather than manipulating them with gifts. An author ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers have found. The study is the first to discover a direct link between infants' ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — More than 99% of the time, two words are enough for people with normal hearing to distinguish the voice of a close friend or relative amongst other voices. His study involved playing recordings to ... read more

Popular Crime Shows May Help Reduce Sexual Assault

Oct. 8, 2015 — Viewers of 'Law and Order' have a better grasp of sexual consent than viewers of other crime dramas such as 'CSI' or 'NCIS,' suggesting that individuals who watch ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — Kids who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to win a reward, according to new ... read more

Why Hasn't He/she Replied Yet?

Oct. 5, 2015 — A study probes how factors that affect how quickly people respond to email. The researchers are also able to predict when an email thread will fizzle out. When users first email each other, they ... read more

Chore or Stress Reliever: Study Suggests That Washing Dishes Decreases Stress

Oct. 1, 2015 — Mindfully washing dishes calms the mind and decreases stress, a new study shows. The study looked at whether washing dishes could be used as an informal contemplative practice that promotes a ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Many of us have had the experience of disagreeing with friends or family about which celebrity is more attractive. Now, researchers show in a study of twins that those differences of opinion are ... read more

Tweets from Mobile Devices Are More Likely to Be Egocentric

Oct. 1, 2015 — It's now normal behavior to take selfies or live Tweet an event, but can a mobile device really be an extension of ones self? Tweets from mobile devices are more likely to employ egocentric ... read more

How Number of Sex Partners Differ by Height, Body Mass

Sep. 29, 2015 — New research shows that how many sex partners people have is relative to their height and body mass. The study focused on 60,058 heterosexual men and women asking each to indicate their height, ... read more

Cheaters Sometimes Prosper on Facebook

Sep. 29, 2015 — What does it mean to cheat in a Facebook game like FarmVille? Is it any different from breaking the rules in a traditional videogame like World of Warcraft? New research shows that players often ... read more

Cellphones Can Damage Romantic Relationships, Lead to Depression, Say Researchers

Sep. 29, 2015 — Research confirms that cellphones are damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Why do babies smile when they interact with their parents? Could their smiles have a purpose? A team of computer scientists, roboticists and developmental psychologists confirm what most parents ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Most people can't tell their toes apart without looking. Some healthy people can 'lose' a toe if their eyes are closed. While most of us would assume we've got a pretty good idea ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — The illusion of being in another body affects not only our perception (as is already known) but also our way of thinking. Thanks to virtual reality, some subjects embodied Sigmund Freud and proved ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Have you ever touched someone else and wondered why his or her skin felt so incredibly soft? Well, now researchers present evidence that this experience may often be an ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — The world might seem a little grayer than usual when we're down in the dumps and we often talk about 'feeling blue' -- new research suggests that the associations we make between ... read more

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