Psychology & Psychiatry

Online illusion: Unplugged, we really aren't that smart

The Internet brings the world to our fingertips, but it turns out that getting information online also has a startling effect on our brains: We feel a lot smarter than we really are, according to a Yale-led study published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How good is our memory of everyday visual stimuli?

In our world of branding and repetitive advertising, it is feasible that we dutifully soak up visuals and messages and store them accurately in our mind's eye. New research published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How posture and gestures affect state of mind

Most people are aware of the mind-body connection—how your mental processes can affect your physical state. If you feel frightened, your heart races. Being embarrassed can cause you to blush. When you think of something ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Baby boys love dolls more than trucks

(Medical Xpress)—New research from the University of Western Sydney shows baby boys prefer objects with faces over machines, challenging the theory of an innate preference among babies for 'girly' or 'macho' toys.

Neuroscience

Breakthrough discerns normal memory loss from disease

(Medical Xpress)—Cornell researchers have developed a reliable method to distinguish memory declines associated with healthy aging from the more-serious memory disorders years before obvious symptoms emerge. The method ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

More power leads to more dehumanization, says study

(Medical Xpress)—People assigned to positions of power tend to dehumanize those in less powerful positions even when the roles are randomly assigned, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder.

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