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Top 10 Profile Photo and Portrait Hacks Based on Science

Top 10 Profile Photo and Portrait Hacks Based on Science | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
Optimize your profile photo and headshot to be more attractive, trustworthy, and persuasive using psychology and behavior science .
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Is your memory as accurate as you think it is?

Is your memory as accurate as you think it is? | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
We all forget things - but are the things that we do remember as accurate as we’d like to believe?
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A Remarkably Powerful Way to Increase Sales Success

A Remarkably Powerful Way to Increase Sales Success | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
Scientists showed that mimicry while negotiating could cause a 500 percent increase in successful outcomes. Mirroring works.
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Shuffle your thoughts and sleep | Oliver Burkeman

Shuffle your thoughts and sleep | Oliver Burkeman | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
Traditional ways of tackling insomnia are largely useless, says Oliver Burkeman, but this is different
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What Freudian slips really reveal about your mind

What Freudian slips really reveal about your mind | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
Do our verbal stumblings unveil our unconscious desires – or are they simply an innocent glitch in the brain’s workings? BBC Future investigates.
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Reciprocity Power: A Study That May Shock You

Reciprocity Power: A Study That May Shock You | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
Remarkable reciprocity: even a few low value meals apparently change the behavior of doctors writing prescriptions.
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The First Impression Men And Women Find Most Attractive - PsyBlog

The First Impression Men And Women Find Most Attractive - PsyBlog | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
Some will be updating their dating profile pics after reading this!
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Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
Using brain imaging, scientists have built a map displaying how words and their meanings are represented across different regions of the brain
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Grid cells come into play when the imagination runs away

Grid cells come into play when the imagination runs away | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
New research suggests that neurons which track our movements are also involved in imaginary navigation
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Me! Me! Me! Are we living through a narcissism epidemic?

Me! Me! Me! Are we living through a narcissism epidemic? | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
From attention-seeking celebrities to digital oversharing and the boom in cosmetic surgery, narcissistic behaviour is all around us. How worried should we be about our growing self-obsession?
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How the internet flips elections and alters our thoughts — Robert Epstein — Aeon Essays

The internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do
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The Stroop test: how colourful is your language?

The Stroop test: how colourful is your language? | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
In the first in Mind Games, our new series on classic psychology experiments, we show you how to conduct the Stroop test, which looks at how language is processed
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Caution needed on neuroscience

Caution needed on neuroscience | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
NEW YORK: Marketers need to be cautious about moving onto the brightest and shiniest neuroscientific tools in supporting their research efforts, according to Rachel Kennedy and Haydn Northover of the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute.
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Forget Plan B -- Science Says You Should Be All In

Forget Plan B -- Science Says You Should Be All In | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
New research shows that having a backup plan can actually reduce your chance of success.
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A Fun Way to Build Trust and Cooperation

A Fun Way to Build Trust and Cooperation | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
Trust and Cooperation: you can increase both with one technique - and, you'll enjoy it
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By data mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow

By data mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have identified the six emotional arcs that form the building blocks of all stories.
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Neuro cuisine: exploring the science of flavour

Neuro cuisine: exploring the science of flavour | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
Colour, sound and shape are just as important as sugar and salt in determining how food tastes. Why do senses combine in our brains - and will a red light bulb really make cake sweeter? Tamal Ray takes us on a scientific tour of gastrophysics
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The secret to doing better at darts – and life

The secret to doing better at darts – and life | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
I have always been intrigued by the scoring systems for different sports, and the degree to which they contribute to…
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Your Brain Limits You to Just Five BFFs

Your Brain Limits You to Just Five BFFs | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
The number of people we can have meaningful contact with is limited by the size of our brains. Now this group seems to be subdivided into layers, say anthropologists.
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Social recall: factors that can affect false memory

Social recall: factors that can affect false memory | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
The brain can be as creative as it is inaccurate when it comes to memory, working to turn made-up stories and childhood emotions into remembered fact
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Can you really trick your brain to work more efficiently?

Can you really trick your brain to work more efficiently? | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
It’s not about the deadlines. It’s how you set them that counts.
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BBC uses facial recognition to support content marketing - AdNews

BBC uses facial recognition to support content marketing - AdNews | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
“We as a leading global media company want to take a leadership position to provide this type of information out to all points, to peers, to brands partners, so people understand how to execute conten...
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The sinister reason why people fall in love

The sinister reason why people fall in love | BehaviourWorks threads | Scoop.it
Romance may have existed in some form long before the origin of humanity, and some believe it was born out of death and violence
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May be not so sinister after all ... 

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