Royal Society Open Science

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sleep helps memory, right? Not for eyewitnesses

New research investigating the effect of sleep on eyewitness memory has found that having a period of sleep, compared to a period of wake, does not improve eyewitness identification accuracy.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New study finds compassion is at the heart of love

Beneath those carefully crafted profiles on dating sites there are traits that evolution has crafted that drive what we look for in a partner, now new research has shed light on which traits are most important to people when ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hush, baby—the dog is whimpering!

We are all familiar with the sounds of a cat or dog vying for human attention, and for pet-owners, these sounds are particularly evocative. Dog sounds are especially sad to both cat and dog owners, who actually rate a whimpering ...

Neuroscience

Neurosciences unlock the secret of the first abstract engravings

Long before Lascaux paintings, humans engraved abstract motifs on stones, shells or egg shells. the earliest are 540,000 years old. For the archaeologists who discovered these objects, the question is whether they are the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study shows people give up part of themselves when acting

A trio of researchers at McMaster University in Canada has found that the human brain behaves differently when a person is acting out a role. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes ...

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