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Thoughts drive dieting plans but feelings drive dieting behavior, study finds

Thoughts drive dieting plans but feelings drive dieting behavior, study finds | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
A majority of American adults say they've tried dieting to lose weight at some point in their lives, and at any given time, about one-third of the adult population say they're currently dieting.
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Smiley faces make healthy food 'more appealing' to kids

Smiley faces make healthy food 'more appealing' to kids | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
The latest study to investigate strategies for boosting healthy eating among children finds that smiley-face labeling and prizes for healthy eating improve kids' diet.
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Brain study of shogi players reveals new insights into intuitive strategy decision-making

Brain study of shogi players reveals new insights into intuitive strategy decision-making | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Brain scans of Japanese chess players show that different parts of the brain are engaged and work together as options for defense and attack are pondered and selected.
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BBC Future column: Wear red, win gold?

My latest column for BBC Future, a cautionary tale of scientific research, with an Olympic theme. Original here. Studies show that wearing a particular colour increases the chances of winning a gol...
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The One Thing About Your Spouse’s Personality That Really Affects Your Career

The One Thing About Your Spouse’s Personality That Really Affects Your Career | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Researchers find it predicts income, promotions, and job satisfaction.
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Scientists discover part of brain that calculates the intentions of others

Scientists discover part of brain that calculates the intentions of others | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Scientists mapping monkeys' brains during tasks that require complex social anticipation believe their discovery could lead to treatments for autism and similar problems.
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Beliefs about nicotine 'may override its effects on the brain'

Beliefs about nicotine 'may override its effects on the brain' | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Participants who believed their cigarettes were nicotine-free when they actually contained the substance displayed different brain activity as a result, according to new research.
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Unemployment changes your core personality, according to study

Unemployment changes your core personality, according to study | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
The psychological damage caused by unemployment is greater than previously thought, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Stirling.
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Wine-tasting: it's junk science

Wine-tasting: it's junk science | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Noses have been put out of joint in the wine industry, with experiments showing that even experts can't always tell cheap plonk from grand cru. David Derbyshire reports on the chemistry behind the taste
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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.
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Researchers examine how the brain and body respond to glucose and fructose

Researchers examine how the brain and body respond to glucose and fructose | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
When it comes to sweeteners, one indulgence makes our brains predisposed to do it, according to a new study by researchers at Keck Medicine of USC.
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How the language you speak changes your view of the world

How the language you speak changes your view of the world | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.
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Happiness can be spread through the smell of sweat, study finds

Happiness can be spread through the smell of sweat, study finds | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Researchers find that when we are happy, chemical compounds, or 'chemosignals,' are produced in our sweat that make our happiness detectable and contagious.
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Why Super Mario runs from left to right

Why Super Mario runs from left to right | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
There may be a fundamental bias in the way people prefer to see moving items depicted in pictures according to research.
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Avoid 'overvaluing' your child to prevent narcissism

Avoid 'overvaluing' your child to prevent narcissism | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
'Emotional warmth' in parenting is the key to making sure your children grow up full of self-esteem, rather than narcissism, according to a new study.
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Research links creativity with inability to filter irrelevant sensory information

Research links creativity with inability to filter irrelevant sensory information | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
The literary great Marcel Proust wore ear-stoppers because he was unable to filter out irrelevant noise—and lined his bedroom with cork to attenuate sound.
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Spurious Correlations

Spurious Correlations | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Why do these things correlate? These 20 correlations will blow your mind.
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Brain makes decisions with same method used to break WW2 Enigma code (w/ Video)

Brain makes decisions with same method used to break WW2 Enigma code (w/ Video) | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
When making simple decisions, neurons in the brain apply the same statistical trick used by Alan Turing to help break Germany's Enigma code during World War II, according to a new study in animals by researchers at Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and Department ...
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Research finds fertile women seek variety in men and consumer products

Research finds fertile women seek variety in men and consumer products | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
New research from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Business suggests women seek more options in dating partners near ovulation - when they are most fertile - which may lead them to also seek a greater variety of products and services.
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The art of persuasion

The art of persuasion | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
His claim “that small changes can spark big influence” is undoubtedly true. And this best-selling author is not averse to following his own advice to his advantage. “When a book has been out for a while we get the publisher to print new copies with how many books have been sold on the jacket. They don’t like it because it means extra expense upfront, but it works.”
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Richard Branson: How to overcome public speaking nerves - Virgin.com

Richard Branson: How to overcome public speaking nerves - Virgin.com | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Public speaking is a skill that every entrepreneur must master. If giving a speech fills you with fear it can be hard to represent your business well. Fortunately, Richard Branson has some advice… It might come as a surprise that the Virgin Founder is not a fan of public speaking. “I loathe maki...
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This Is Your Brain on Metaphors

This Is Your Brain on Metaphors | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Our brains are wired to confuse the real and the symbolic. And the implications can be as serious as war and peace.
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