Eye-catching studies that didn’t make the final cut:
Control groups in psychology don’t take full account of the placebo effect. This paper uses research into the benefits of video games to show how important it is to match participants’ expectations across treatment and control conditions that an intervention will work. (open access)
Further evidence against the theory that people with autism have a broken mirror neuron system.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.