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Study finds graspable objects grab attention more than images of objects do

Study finds graspable objects grab attention more than images of objects do | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Does having the potential to act upon an object have a unique influence on behavior and brain responses to the object? That is the question Jacqueline Snow, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno
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Your mood depends on the food you eat, and what you should eat changes as you get older

Your mood depends on the food you eat, and what you should eat changes as you get older | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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Dutch courage—Alcohol improves foreign language skills

Dutch courage—Alcohol improves foreign language skills | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King's College London, shows that bilingual speakers' ability to speak a secon
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Team finds training exercise that boosts brain power

Team finds training exercise that boosts brain power | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. It also results in more significant changes in brai
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Lactation hormone also helps a mother's brain

Lactation hormone also helps a mother's brain | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
The same hormone that stimulates milk production for lactation, also acts in the brain to help establish the nurturing link between mother and baby, University of Otago researchers have revealed for the first time.
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Controlling a single brain chemical may help expand window for learning language and music

Controlling a single brain chemical may help expand window for learning language and music | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Learning language or music is usually a breeze for children, but as even young adults know, that capacity declines dramatically with age. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have evidence from mice that restrictin
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Research suggests association between gut bacteria and emotion

Research suggests association between gut bacteria and emotion | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with mood and behavior. This may be the first time that behavioral and neurobiological differences associated with microbial compositio
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Now or later: How taste and sound affect when you buy

Now or later: How taste and sound affect when you buy | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
There's a reason marketers make appeals to our senses; the "snap, crackle and pop" of Rice Krispies makes us want to buy the cereal and eat it. But as savvy as marketers are, they may be missing a key ingredient in thei
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Why we desire partners who have had relationship experience

Why we desire partners who have had relationship experience | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Mate copying (sometimes called mate-choice copying) is where an individual is preferred as a future romantic partner simply because they have relationship experience.
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The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study shows

The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study shows | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach—even if it's off. That's the takeaway finding from a new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Some Strategies to Limit Sugary Drinks May Backfire

Some Strategies to Limit Sugary Drinks May Backfire | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
One potential strategy for complying with serving limits on sugary drinks -- offering smaller cup sizes with free refills -- may actually increase individual consumption of sugar-filled beverages.
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Exam revision students 'should smell rosemary for memory' - BBC News

Exam revision students 'should smell rosemary for memory' - BBC News | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Rosemary could help the memory of students revising for exams, suggests study.
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Do bullies have more sex?

Do bullies have more sex? | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Adolescents who are willing to exploit others for personal gain are more likely to bully and have sex than those who score higher on a measure of honesty and humility. This is according to a study in Springer's journal Evolutionar
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Study sheds light on the voices in our head

Study sheds light on the voices in our head | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
New research showing that talking to ourselves in our heads may be the same as speaking our thoughts out loud could help explain why people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia hear voices.
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How much will we pay for something? Depends on the value of what we've just encountered

How much will we pay for something? Depends on the value of what we've just encountered | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
The value of the products we encounter influences how much we'll subsequently pay for other items, new neuroscience research has found. The results point to a previously undetected factor that affects consumer behavior.
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You're wasting a big chunk of your day multi-tasking. Here's how to fight back

You're wasting a big chunk of your day multi-tasking. Here's how to fight back | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Reducing the number of times we check our e-mail to three times per day, as opposed to as often as we can, is associated with significant reductions in stress.
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Child abuse affects brain wiring

Child abuse affects brain wiring | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Researchers from the McGill Group for Suicide Studies, based at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University's Department of Psychiatry, have just published research in the American Journal of Psychiatr
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How Your Perception of Health May Extend Your Life

How Your Perception of Health May Extend Your Life | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers found that U.S. adults who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active.
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Why does acupuncture work? Study finds it elevates nitric oxide, leading to pain reduction

Why does acupuncture work? Study finds it elevates nitric oxide, leading to pain reduction | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
The use of acupuncture to treat pain dates back to the earliest recorded history in China. Despite centuries of acupuncture, it's still not clear why this method of applying and stimulating tiny needles at certain point
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So Close I Can Almost Sense It: The Interplay between Sensory Imagery and Psychological Distance | Journal of Consumer Research | Oxford Academic

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Beyond bananas: Scientists harness 'mind reading' technology to decode complex thoughts

Beyond bananas: Scientists harness 'mind reading' technology to decode complex thoughts | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Carnegie Mellon University scientists can now use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts, such as, "The witness shouted during the trial."
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Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity: Journal of the Association for Consumer Research: Vol 2, No 2

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Our smartphones persistent presence may come at a cognitive cost. The study shows that as the smartphone becomes more noticeable, participants' available cognitive capacity decreases.
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Children Notice Information That Adults Miss

Children Notice Information That Adults Miss | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
Adults are good at remembering information they are told to focus on, while young children tend to pay attention to all the information presented, even when they were told to focus on one particular item.
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Behavioral ‘Nudges’ Offer a Cost-Effective Policy Tool

Behavioral ‘Nudges’ Offer a Cost-Effective Policy Tool | Mind & Behaviour | Scoop.it
A study examining the cost-effectiveness of nudges and typical policy interventions shows that nudges often yield high returns at a low cost.
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Plasma 1,8-cineole correlates with cognitive performance following exposure to rosemary essential oil aromaTherapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology - Mark Moss, Lorraine Oliver, 2012

Objective The mode of influence of the aromas of plant essential oils on human behaviour is largely unclear. This study was designed to assess the potential pha
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