Category Archives: Human Behavior: Intuition

Trustworthiness of new acquaintances assessed in the first split second: study

It is common to hear the advice urging us not to rush to judge others. However, it seems that we actually decide whether to trust someone else within a fraction of a second of meeting them, according to new research. … Continue reading

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Facial features are the key to first impressions

Why first impressions are so important: new research Even facts will not change first impressions A new study by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of York shows that it is possible to accurately predict first impressions … Continue reading

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‘Gaydar’ study yields surprising results

Previous research has proven the ‘gaydar’ to be a real phenomenon. Reliable predictions of sexual orientation have been made simply by hearing a voice or seeing a face. This article in Cognition & Emotion asks who has better gaydar? Lesbian … Continue reading

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How to read a face

An exciting new, full-colour edition of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine. featuring over 200 colour photographs and practical instructions on how to conduct a face reading! Face reading has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries, and Professor … Continue reading

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When you understand how the mind works, you can think smarter and act smarter

Based on the precepts of cognitive science and drawing on a half century of interdisciplinary studies, Smart Thinking is the first book to reveal a three-part formula that distinguishes Smart Thinking from innate intelligence and shows how memory works, how … Continue reading

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World: From the Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod

Recommended by The New York Times Book Review  ["This handsomely designed volume makes a case for the diagrams...provoking many 'aha moments.'"] A collection of the most important ideas, theories, and concepts of all time 100 Diagrams That Changed the World … Continue reading

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You should trust your gut, but only if you are an expert, says new study

Researchers from Rice, George Mason and Boston College compare intuitive and analytical decision-making Turns out the trope is true: You should trust your gut — as long as you’re an expert. So says a new study from researchers at Rice … Continue reading

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Who’s the most powerful person in the room? Some brains are equipped to figure it out better than others.

Researchers supported by the Wellcome Trust have discovered that we use a different part of our brain to learn about social hierarchies than we do to learn ordinary information. The study provides clues as to how this information is stored … Continue reading

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Flirting can pay off for women: UC Berkeley study

When Madeleine Albright became the first female U.S. Secretary of State, she led high-level negotiations between mostly male foreign government leaders. In 2009, comedian Bill Maher asked Albright if she ever flirted on the job and she replied, “I did, … Continue reading

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Childhood vaccines do not cause autism. Barack Obama was born in the United States. Global warming is confirmed by science. And yet, many people believe claims to the contrary. Why?

Childhood vaccines do not cause autism. Barack Obama was born in the United States. Global warming is confirmed by science. And yet, many people believe claims to the contrary. Why does that kind of misinformation stick? A new report published … Continue reading

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Should I marry him? New study on doubts and decisions about marriage.

Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one. —Voltaire In the first scientific study to test whether doubts about getting married are more likely to lead to an unhappy marriage and divorce, UCLA psychologists report … Continue reading

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Women use their memories to give personal meaning to past events

During adolescence, the stories young people tell about themselves reflects their development of a personal identity and sense of self, and those autobiographical narratives vary depending on the teens’ gender, according to a University of Missouri psychologist and her colleagues. … Continue reading

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Why children with autism cannot read other kids’ minds

When you try to read other people’s thoughts, or guess why they are behaving a certain way, you employ a skill known as theory of mind. This skill, as measured by false-belief tests, takes time to develop: In children, it … Continue reading

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