Eye-catching studies that didn’t make the final cut:
‘In comparison to their younger counterparts, older adults generally reported and expressed greater sympathy while observing the target persons’ – age changes in three facets of empathy.
Participants were able to identify whether a stranger was a Mormon or not, merely based on their facial appearance (and controlling for the presence or absence of facial hair). [open access]
Placebos are effective even when patients are told that it’s a placebo (at least, for patients with IBS). [open access]