Psychology

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Short burst of exercise improve brain function

We have known for a long time that sustained physical exercise, performed at moderate intensity, has a positive impact on the brain. Beyond brain health, exercise also improves cognitive abilities - people who exercise regularly have better memory, attention, or even intelligence, on average. A trend... global.click_to_read

  • David Moreau | Research Associate at School of Psychology, Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zeland
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 18, 2018
By default, people treat immoral actions as impossible

Imagine that you're on the way to the airport to catch a flight, but your car breaks down on the side of the road. In this situation, some of the solutions you would immediately consider seem obvious: you might call a friend, hail a taxi,... global.click_to_read

  • Jonathan Phillips | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Views 140
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 11, 2017
Hips don’t lie: attraction revealed by dancing body language

Dancing forms a huge part of human social life, and humans often get together to dance when romance is in the air but what makes a good dancer? Human courtship is complex, yet we currently know a lot about the physical factors involved in one person... global.click_to_read

  • Nick Neave | Associate Professor and Lecturer at Department of Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
Views 174
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 27, 2017
“Who is really, really smart?” Early differences in boys’ and girls’ assumptions about intelligence

Common stereotypes associate brilliance with men more than women. Evidence for this association is everywhere around us, but maybe easiest to detect in portrayals of brilliance and genius on TV and in the movies. The vast majority of characters that are supposed to be brilliant,... global.click_to_read

  • Lin Bian | PhD student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
Views 263
Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 6, 2017
Distractions and emotions: key factors in vehicle collisions

In general, fatal crash rates have been declining in the U.S. for several decades.1 This improvement is due to a variety of factors, including the reliability and overall safety of vehicles and the design and conditions of U.S. roadways. However, the U.S. has not kept... global.click_to_read

  • Jon Hankey | Director of Research and Development at Research and Development, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), VA, USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 30, 2016