The psychology of thrills and chills

The psychology of thrills and chills

Psychologist Kenneth Carter is not a fan of Halloween haunted houses. But he has written a book abou...
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Skeletal shapes key to rapid recognition of objects: A new insight into the human vision system

Skeletal shapes key to rapid recognition of objects: A new insight into the human vision system

In the blink of an eye, the human visual system ca...
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How expectation influences perception: Neuroscientists find brain activity patterns that encode our beliefs and affect how we interpret the world around us

How expectation influences perception: Neuroscientists find brain activity patterns that encode our beliefs and affect how we interpret the world around us

For decades, research has shown that our perceptio...
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How procrastinators and doers differ genetically

How procrastinators and doers differ genetically

Some people tend to postpone actions. In women, th...
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A primate’s response to death: Researchers review 200 years of non-human primate ‘comparative thanatology’

A primate’s response to death: Researchers review 200 years of non-human primate ‘comparative thanatology’

According to archaeological records, early humans ...
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Majority of people return lost wallets – here’s the psychology and which countries are the most honest

Majority of people return lost wallets – here’s the psychology and which countries are the most honest

Honesty is one of the traits we value most in othe...
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Just a phage? How bacteria’s predators can shape the gut microbiome: Study finds that bacteriophages can have a cascade of effects on the microbiome and change metabolite levels, with implications for therapeutic use

Just a phage? How bacteria’s predators can shape the gut microbiome: Study finds that bacteriophages can have a cascade of effects on the microbiome and change metabolite levels, with implications for therapeutic use

The gut microbiome is a complex, interconnected ec...
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Psychologists find smiling really can make people happier

Psychologists find smiling really can make people happier

Smiling really can make people feel happier, accor...
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Fee for service psychology no answer to mental health

Fee for service psychology no answer to mental health

The Better Access Program, a scheme providing Medi...
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Researchers get humans to think like computers

Researchers get humans to think like computers

Computers, like those that power self-driving cars...
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