Human Quirks: Mind & Brain
April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Apr. 23, 2015 — The power of invisibility has long fascinated man and inspired the works of many great authors and philosophers. A team of neuroscientists now reports a perceptual illusion of having an invisible ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Scientists have for the first time captured live images of the process of taste sensation on the tongue. The international team imaged single cells on the tongue of a mouse with a specially designed ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a study has shown. For example, short, sharp bursts of air ... read more

Social Shaming and the Search for Validation

Apr. 16, 2015 — A sociologist professor outlines the social conditions that breed online complaining and hashtag ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — If you are looking to raise money online for your favorite cause, listen up. A real-world analysis of human behavior shows that men treat online giving as a competitive enterprise. Men will donate ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A new study is a rare look into the delicate dynamics of social movement, and shows how people avoid bumping into each other while doing complementary, coordinated tasks such as dancing. The research ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — The first direct evidence has been found demonstrating that a low dose of electric current can enhance the brain's natural alpha oscillations to boost creativity by an average of 7.4 percent. ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Humans may be able to communicate positive emotions like happiness through the smell of our sweat, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for ... read more

Video Games Can Power Up from Merely Fun to Meaningful Experiences

Apr. 15, 2015 — It may be game over for critics who claim that video games are nothing more than a fun diversion. A team of researchers suggests that many games can be meaningful entertainment experiences for ... read more

Zombie Family Values: The Walking Dead TV Program Analyzed

Apr. 15, 2015 — Researchers studying the first three seasons of the AMC hit show The Walking Dead found the show and its characters push family as the best hope for the end times, rather than government, science or ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Neanderthals from the French region of Poitou-Charentes cut, beat and fractured the bones of their recently deceased companions, as revealed by the fossil remains of two adults and a child found at ... read more

People Less Focused on Recurrent Bad Feelings When Taking Probiotics

Apr. 14, 2015 — People focus less on bad feelings and experiences from the past (i.e. rumination) after four weeks of probiotics ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers have shed new light on synesthesia -- the effect of hearing colors, seeing sounds and other cross-sensory ... read more

Medical Marijuana Liquid Extract May Bring Hope for Children With Severe Epilepsy

Apr. 13, 2015 — A medicinal liquid form of marijuana may show promise as a treatment for children with severe epilepsy that is not responding to other treatments, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — A new study assesses how accurately gender representations in online image search results for 45 different occupations -- from CEO to telemarketer to engineer -- match reality. Exposure to skewed ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — The question if humans can communicate via pheromones in the same way as animals is under debate. Cell physiologists have demonstrated that the odorous substance Hedione activates the putative ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — New research shows that males with higher 'reproductive potential' are better distance runners. This may have been used by females as a reliable signal of high male genetic quality during ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation. A study of more than 13,000 twins from six countries found that 40 to 50 percent of the ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — An estimated 9 percent of adults in the US have a history of impulsive, angry behavior and have access to guns, according to a new study. The study also found that an estimated 1.5 percent of adults ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Philosophers have put forward a new model that explains how humans recognize the emotions of others. According to their theory, humans are capable of perceiving feelings directly via pattern ... read more

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