Tuesday, 20 March 2012


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

People dream about approaching things more than they dream about running away from them.

When getting angry is smart: Emotional preferences and emotional intelligence.

Towards the “Baby Connectome”: Mapping the Structural Connectivity of the Newborn Brain.

A brief history of social scientists’ attempts to measure passionate love.

This is the first report of tool-using behaviour in a wild brown bear.

On keeping your enemies close: Powerful leaders seek proximity to ingroup power threats.

Can an anger face also be scared? Malleability of facial expressions.

Republicans prefer leaders who they think look like a stereotypical republican: "Political Facial Stereotypes Predict Candidate Electoral Success Among Right-Leaning Voters"

What do music preferences reveal about personality? - a study with young Germans.

Rethinking the Emotional Brain.

Failing the Future: Three Unsuccessful Attempts to Replicate Bem's ‘Retroactive Facilitation of Recall’ Effect.

Seeing pics of high-calorie foods heightened the pleasure derived from a neutral taste. 

"arousal is a fundamental mechanism mediating the effect of emotion on time perception ... " but it's not the whole story.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.

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