Thursday, 10 June 2010

Extras

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

Non-patients who hear voices.

A light touch on the thigh boosts the handstand balance of gymnasts.

American participants assign positive words and negative words to themselves in a 60:40 positively biased split. When rating older people, however, the bias is reversed.

Another US study: men today expect to do their fair share of household chores; women expect to have to do more than their fair share.

Mozart effect–Shmozart effect: A meta-analysis (clue: the effect doesn't exist).

Women's superiority at recognising facial expressions could be because they spend more time looking at your eyes.

Before Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky there was Sidney Siegel.

Ravens console each other when distressed.

Do men and women differ in their cognitive recovery from brain injury? Apart from memory functioning - more preserved in women - the answer is no.

Children with autism get confused by shadows.

How consumers interact with the Harry Potter brand phenomenon.

Disordered attachment could have its advantages.

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