10 eye-catching studies that I didn’t get the chance to report on in full:

How do our brain hemispheres cooperate to avoid false memories?

The psychological benefits of refusing to apologise.

What’s the fastest speed at which a face can be recognised?

Exploring the transitional process from receiving a diagnosis to living with motor neurone disease

“Power gets the job” Boost your interview chances by first remembering a time you were in a position of power.

Forget the Mozart effect, listening to Vivaldi boosts mental alertness.

Using fMRI to decode people’s dreams (see here for a calm assessment).

How stress affects nurses’ referral decisions.

Use of laptops in lectures doesn’t only distract the user, but also nearby students.

Evidence that “emotional blindness” in autism is not caused by autism per se, but by the co-occurring condition alexithymia

Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.