Tag Archives: Human Behaviour

We Forget so we remember – Study

Researchers report new findings on how the human brain retains what is most important, and avoids being overwhelmed by trivia. By Lee Dye We accumulate so many memories that it’s a wonder our brains don’t clog, strangling us on the trivia of our daily … Continue reading

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Practiced to be a perfect lier – study

By Tia Ghose  The more you practice a lie, the better you get at it, say the results of a new study. Published Nov. 12 in the journal Frontiers in Cognitive Science, the study found that, after 20 minutes of … Continue reading

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People Who Lack Control Are More Likely To Be Superstitious – Study

During the 2010 soccer World Cup, Paul the Octopus became a worldwide superstar for correctly “predicting” the winner of all games in the competition. By Petra Rattue Queensland University researchers have found that people who felt a lack of control … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Spark Your Creativity – Study

Innovation is the name of the game these days in business, in science and technology, even in art. by SARAH ZIELINSKI We all want to get those big ideas, but most of us really have no idea what sets off those … Continue reading

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How lefties, righties see the world differently

By Joan Raymond Be careful next time you cast a vote. Your “handedness” might make you choose the wrong candidate, according to a research review published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. … Continue reading

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Your Negative Status Updates On Facebook Rub People the Wrong Way – Study

By Graeme McMillan Those who use social media as a way to get an ego boost from friends and family (you know who you are), be warned: a new study has found that those with low self-esteem can actually make themselves less likable to others … Continue reading

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13 Common (But Silly) Superstitions

By Stephanie Pappas If you are spooked by Friday the 13th, you’re in for a whammy of a year. This week’s unlucky day is the first of three for 2012. And it would come as no surprise if many among us … Continue reading

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Drinking Coffee can reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes

  Why do heavy coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a disease on the increase around the world that can lead to serious health problems? Scientists are offering a new solution to that long-standing mystery … Continue reading

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Study shows Mom-Child Bonding may make them Stable in their Adult relationship

The bonding between a baby and the mother may affect the child”s romantic relationships later in adulthood, a new study has found. The more a baby is attached to his mom during childhood, the better he is at resolving relationship … Continue reading

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How to spot a liar in 20 seconds flat

A little snap judgement goes a long way toward making friends Article  By Markham Heid According to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, all it takes is 20 seconds to decide whether or not a stranger is trustworthy. Researchers recruited 24 … Continue reading

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The lies we tell each other on Email

Wondering if that fabulous man you’ve been chatting with online is really a mountain-climbing astronaut fluent in six languages, including Latin? By Diane Mapes According to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, chances are he’s … Continue reading

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Does eating a Sweet Food makes you a Sweeter Person?

Can your personality impact the foods you love to eat? Or what snacks change people’s perceptions of you? By Jennipher Walters According to a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers looked at whether or not … Continue reading

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