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

The pursuit of happiness can be lonely.

Working memory training does not improve intelligence in healthy young adults.

The anti-Mozart effect? Fast and loud background music [by Mozart] disrupts reading comprehension.

Good for creativity: “simple external tasks that allow the mind to wander”.

Posing with your partner in your Facebook pic is a sign that you’re happy in that relationship.

Effect of weather on pedestrians “A 5°C increase in temp was associated with a 14% increase in pedestrians“.

Anti-anxiety drug Lorazepam increases people’s ruthlessness in moral-personal dilemmas.

Even 3-yr-olds won’t show you much sympathy if you’re making a fuss about nothing.

Reflections on being a memory expert on the witness stand.

Dogs evaluate humans on the basis of direct experiences only.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.