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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

We Understand That Social Media Does Not Equal Social Interaction

Aug. 11, 2016 — If you worry that people today are using social media as a crutch for a real social life, a study will set you at ease. A new study found that people are actually quite adept at discerning the ... read more

Driving, Thinking, Dreaming: Why Motoring Can Be Therapeutic

July 26, 2016 — Although driving is now more commonly associated with road-rage than relaxation – at least in congested urban areas – research into the ways in which the concentration required for driving can ... read more

Playing Action Video Games Boosts Visual Motor Skill Underlying Driving

July 13, 2016 — Playing action-based video games may boost players' ability to coordinate incoming visual information with their motor control, a skill critical to many real-world behaviors including driving, ... read more

The Moral Tipping Point: Why It's Hard to Shake a Bad Impression

July 12, 2016 — People require more evidence to perceive improvement in someone’s moral character than to perceive a decline, research shows. In other words, it is easier to become a sinner than a ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Obesity may ultimately be a disease of the brain, involving a progressive deterioration of various cognitive processes that influence eating. Researchers have now shown that memory inhibition -- the ... read more

July 8, 2016 — Investigators have explored the theory behind the relationship between musical sound and body movement. Research shows that people tend to perceive affinities between sound and body motion when ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Sending text messages on a smartphone can change the rhythm of brain waves, according to a new study. People communicate increasingly via text messaging, though little is known on the neurological ... read more

June 24, 2016 — Men think women with make-up on are more 'prestigious', while women think women who wear make-up are more 'dominant,' a psychology study has ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Researchers have just the thing for information overload: image-processing technology that sees all and remembers only what it should. RedEye could allow computers to continuously see what their ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Psychologists have found that the silencing of a specific gene may affect human social behavior, including a person's ability to form healthy relationships or to recognize the emotional states ... read more

June 14, 2016 — A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by researchers. The team developed an equation to ... read more

Children Less Likely to Trust Ugly People

June 13, 2016 — Is beauty only skin deep? Children don't seem to think so, like adults and babies, children think the uglier you are, the less trustworthy you ... read more

No Dessert for You! When It Comes to Diabetes, 'Nagging Is Caring'

May 25, 2016 — For men, an unhappy marriage may actually slow the development of diabetes and promote successful treatment once they do get the disease, finds an American ... read more

Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do

May 18, 2016 — No matter how smart and funny you think you are, those you follow on Twitter really do have a larger following than you. And the same holds true for Facebook. But there is no reason to feel badly ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Relationship satisfaction and the energy devoted to keeping a partner are dependent on how the partner compares with other potential mates, a finding that relates to evolution's stronghold on ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Cinemagoers' exhaled breath reveals the scene that is playing. It is now possible to determine whether a movie scene is full of suspense, funny or somewhat boring, using ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Aesthetic treatments based on botulin toxin affect the perception of emotions, new research shows. The consequence of having Botox injected, scientists explain, depends on a temporary block of ... read more

May 11, 2016 — A genome-wide association analysis of over 1,000 twins in the UK supports that some parts of our microbiomes are inherited and shaped -- not through a spread of microbes from parent to child, but ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Scientists are considering an emotion detector which, potentially, can tell whether a person really finds you attractive on a first ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Why do we choose the partners we do, and why do we get flak about it from our parents? A professor says it comes down to simple ... read more

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