Eye-catching studies that didn't make the final cut:
More clues as to how meditation affects the brain.
Amusics can hear pitch changes, they just don't know they can.
The psychology of comforting.
Are today's youngsters more narcissistic than previous generations?
Sense of touch is enhanced in blind people on some tasks, but not others.
A participant's familiarity with computers can affect their performance on some computerised neuropsychological tests.
People with schizophrenia can feel embarrassment.
We underestimate the rapid consequences of economic growth.
Subitizing is our ability to recognise small quantities at a glance, without counting. We can do this with our sense of touch too.
A major drawback to prosthetic limbs is the lack of sensory feedback they provide. "Targeted reinnervation" could provide the answer. This involves taking the nerves that once innervated the severed limb and re-routing them to nearby skin or muscle where they form new connections. "This creates a sensory expression of the missing limb in the amputee's reinnervated skin. When these individuals are touched on this reinnervated skin they feel as though they are being touched on their missing limb."