Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Extras

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

Sex differences in eye movement patterns. Believe it or not, when looking at a woman, women apparently scan the whole body, men focus more on the face!

"Among participants who were older than 60 years, loneliness was a predictor of functional decline and death."

"a primary reason why men eat meat: It makes them feel like real men"

A Bayesian account of ‘hysteria’ (open access article)

You are what you tweet: Personality expression and perception on Twitter

Evidence for prejudice against people with acne. "In terms of personality, the photographs in the 'clear' condition were given higher scores for potential friendship, attractiveness and overall positive personality features than the photographs in the 'acne' condition."

You know how, when they're talking, some people end every sentence like it's a question? It's called uptalk. A gameshow study found: "The more successful a man is, the less likely he is to use uptalk; the more successful a woman is, the more likely she is to use uptalk."

The cerebral cortex of Albert Einstein: a description and preliminary analysis of unpublished photographs (open access article)

Are elder siblings helpers or competitors?

Chimps and orangutans have mid-life crises too.

"cell phone conversations were rated significantly ruder than conversations between two audible speakers"

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Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

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