Thursday, 29 January 2009

Extras

Eye-catching studies that didn't make the final cut:

The social power of brands.

Link observed between rates of eye blinking and the personality dimension of psychoticism.

Another follow-up on Libet's classic free will study. This one suggests that we infer when we must have made our decision to move, rather actually being able to sense when we made the decision.

People who spend more time divorced or separated don't live as long.

Sports coaches are biased towards judging the early part of an athlete's performance - but a new study shows this bias can be eliminated with the right instructions.

The competition between learning new material and remembering old.

How 9/11 affected some of the children living nearby.

The brain basis of social conformity.

Victorian novels may have encouraged prosocial behaviour. (PDF).

Patterns of facial injury can help in the detection of partner violence against women.

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