News tagged with visual cues

Can we unconsciously 'hear' distance?

Because sound travels much more slowly than light, we can often see distant events before we hear them. That is why we can count the seconds between a lightning flash and its thunder to estimate their distance.

Oct 28, 2015
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What can Pavlov's dogs tell us about drinking?

Humans aren't much different from other animals. Just like Pavlov's dogs, we can become conditioned to associate environmental cues with rewards. Innocent enough when the sight of your sneakers makes you want to go for a ...

May 25, 2016
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The psychology of makeup

You are five years old, playing with your friends outside, when suddenly someone new appears. You size them up and realize they must be two or maybe even three years your senior. You give up your swing as a sign of respect. ...

Apr 07, 2016
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