Tuesday, 10 January 2012


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

How many neurons do you REALLY have? Some dogmas of quantitative neuroscience.

Smiley faces are perceived to be brighter, literally.

Don't tell Sarkozy - people in power overestimate their own height.

Neural correlates of body-size overestimation in eating disorder patients.

Adopting a star-shaped power posture boosts pain tolerance, as does interacting with someone else who's in a submissive posture.

Brain regions with mirror properties: A meta-analysis of 125 human fMRI studies.

The religion paradox: If religion makes people happy, why are so many dropping out?

Depressed participants made better decisions than healthy controls and those recovering from depression.

Hey Benton! Benton! How dogs know when communication is intended for them.

Men who view pornography are significantly less likely to intervene as a bystander (in potential rape situations).

Participants performed better on cognitive and sensor-motor tasks when partnered with a person they knew was homosexual, as compared with participants partnered with someone whose sexual orientation they didn't know.

Creativity has a dark side - people who are more creative tend to be more dishonest.

Do nice guys and gals really finish last?  Links between agreeableness and income.

Media hype about neuro-enhancing drugs.

Unhappy moods trigger mind-wandering about the past.

"Torture at Yale": Milgram misrepresented (a) the extent of his debriefing procedures, (b) the risk posed by the experiment, and (c) the harm done to his participants.

Google Calendar as a memory rehab aid for brain damaged patients.

Can brain activity when viewing a picture of your mother be used as a test for depression?


Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.


Sarah Q said...

Ahhh. Thanks for these! Definitely my favourite type of post you do!

Unknown said...

Thanks Sarah - I haven't done one for a while, what with xmas etc. Glad I did it now!

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