Tuesday, 7 September 2010


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

A new look at why women opt out of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics careers.

What explains the appeal of Oscar-nominated movies? 'Younger opposite-gender leading stars, older directors, and unfamiliar temporal settings contribute to favorable evaluations' of these films,' a new study finds, '...thereby supporting the hypotheses of romantic attraction as a source of star power; reverence toward more mature directors; and an eagerness to escape from ordinary life, respectively'.

Arguments against Chomsky's Universal Grammar - 'language has been shaped to fit the brain, a process of cultural evolution,' the authors say.

Men with a stronger hand grip are more thrill-seeking.

Inter-brain synchronization during social interaction.

How women's mate preferences vary according to context.

More evidence that memory impairment can interfere with thinking about the future, this time in the case of developmental amnesia.

Clients' reasons for terminating therapy.

Advice for mental health professionals on how to make ethical treatment decisions.

You've heard of the 'extreme male brain' theory of autism, what about psychosis as the manifestation of an 'extreme female brain'?

How does the experience of space flight alter astronauts' value systems?

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