Thursday, 25 March 2010


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

Many of us misunderstand mirrors.

How to Gain Eleven IQ Points in Ten Minutes: Thinking Aloud Improves Raven's Matrices Performance in Older Adults.

Well-Being Is Related to Having Less Small Talk and More Substantive Conversations.

Stress broadens men's sexual tastes.

Exposure to the letter 'F' impairs students' performance. The letter 'A' has the opposite effect.

Optimism boosts the immune system.

The adverse effects of using social norms in health communication.

Cameron's body language rated as more attractive and younger than Brown's.

We persist in putting men's names before women's.

Brain scan reads people's episodic memories.

Personality impressions associated with four distinct humor styles.

People act less altruistically and are more likely to cheat and steal after purchasing green products than after purchasing conventional products. [Open Access]

The multiple meanings of “neuro” in neuropsychology.

Last year, functional magnetic resonance imaging made its debut in court. Virginia Hughes asks whether the technique is ready to weigh in on the fate of murderers. [Open Access]

Moms do badly, but grandmas do worse: The nexus of sexism and ageism in children's classics.

Can't wait for the fortnightly round-up of 'Extras'? Several of these links appeared first on the editor's Twitter feed.

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