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

Slopes feel steeper when felt by foot compared with finger.

12 to 18-month old babies have an awareness of fairness.

How often do new rigorous research findings in medicine overturn the previously accepted best evidence? (Commentary from Ben Goldacre).

Gut feelings: the emerging biology of gut–brain communication.

Short- and long-term benefits of cognitive training.

Finches demonstrate grammatical ability previously considered unique to humans.

A framework for ensuring BOLD-changes (as detected with fMRI brain scanning) observed through childhood and adolescence and beyond are due to cognitive changes rather than neurovascular factors.

The reward of a good joke: neural correlates of viewing dynamic displays of stand-up comedy. (via @sarcastic_f).

Neural mechanisms of the cognitive model of depression, by Aaron Beck and others.

The benefits of pet ownership (via @psypress).

Medical school reduces trainees’ levels of self-reported empathy. (Commentary from Vaughan Bell).

[This post was compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.]