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Day Dreaming makes you more attentive and focused, then engaged in other activities

Besieged at every turn by distractions, we spend a lot of time struggling to pay attention, concentrate, and focus on the task in front of us. Written By Annie Murphy Paul What we don’t do, according to University of Southern California professor … 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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The Science of Illusion – Study

By GRAY MATTER PINCH a coin at its edge between the thumb and first fingers of your right hand and begin to place it in your left palm, without letting go. Begin to close the fingers of the left hand. The … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain Predicted By Brain’s Emotional Response

Chronic back pain, appear to show a different pattern in the region that handles emotional responses. Written by Catharine Paddock For the first time scientists have followed a group of people with the same new back injury over time and … 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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Want to know the Language of Lies?

It turns out to be difficult to tell when other people are lying By Art Markman There are lots of cues that we believe will tip us off to whether someone is telling the truth. We expect people telling the … Continue reading

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