Tag Archives: social cognition

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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Alzheimer’s Disease Early Cognitive Problems Identified

Written by Joseph Nordqvist Early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease have been discovered and published in the latest issue of American Journal of Psychiatry. The findings reveal that people who are beginning to develop the disease often show problems with processing semantic … Continue reading

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Why Women Say ‘I’m Sorry’ More Than Men Read more

Women are more easily offended than men. In turn, they perceive more of their own behaviour as improper, requiring an apology. By Eric Barker Despite wide acceptance of the stereotype that women apologize more readily than men, there is little systematic evidence … 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 Knowing a Foreign Language Can Improve Your Decisions

Thinking in another language changes how people weigh their options. By Catherine Caldwell-Harris   The study of how people process foreign languages has traditionally focused on the topics we wrestled with in high school French or Spanish classes — botched grammar, … 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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