Psychology

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Researchers are trying to train synaesthesia-like associations in people who don't have the condition. Imagine what the world would be like if numbers had specific spatial locations, music had shapes, or colours made sounds. …
Researchers are trying to train synaesthesia-like associations in people who don't have the condition. Imagine what the world would …
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Accounts of mysterious flashing lights in the sky, spacecrafts and encounters with “real” aliens reflect high levels of public interest in UFOs and the belief that there is “something out there”. However, many psychologists are …
Accounts of mysterious flashing lights in the sky, spacecrafts and encounters with “real” aliens reflect high levels of public interest …
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For the first time, research in mice shows that the genetic makeup of an individual's social partners contributes to their state of health. Unexpectedly, the genetics of social partners were found to affect wound healing …
For the first time, research in mice shows that the genetic makeup of an individual's social partners contributes to their …
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When we feel ostracised, we're more likely to behave aggressively. Previous research suggests that vengeance on those who we think have wronged us can be driven by a sense of justice, and may activate neural …
When we feel ostracised, we're more likely to behave aggressively. Previous research suggests that vengeance on those who we think …
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You do it. Your mom, dad, siblings and friends probably do too. World leaders and entertainers do it—though some better than others. Your friend did it on her vacation last week and you gave …
You do it. Your mom, dad, siblings and friends probably do too. World leaders and entertainers do it—though some …
Most people have never heard of the Vagus Nerve. That won’t be true for long. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has already been approved for refractory epilepsy and depression. But the therapeutic reach of this …
Most people have never heard of the Vagus Nerve. That won’t be true for long. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) …
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Many years ago, in the ancient Greece, Hiero asked Archimedes to find out a way to detect fraud in the production of gold coins. The governor suspected that the goldsmith would betray him, replacing part …
Many years ago, in the ancient Greece, Hiero asked Archimedes to find out a way to detect fraud in the …
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"In disputes upon moral or scientific points,” Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, “let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never …
"In disputes upon moral or scientific points,” Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, “let …
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A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults.Now add psychological deficits to the list, Cornell researchers say.Childhood poverty can …
A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems …
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