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Can you judge a man by his fingers?

Maybe you should take a good look at your partner’s fingers before putting a ring on one. Men with short index fingers and long ring fingers are on average nicer towards women, and this unexpected phenomenon stems from the hormones these men have been exposed to in their mother’s womb, according to a new study by researchers at McGill University. The findings might help explain why these men tend to have more children.

Published on : 18 Feb 2015

Pick a card, any card

Magicians have astonished audiences for centuries by subtly, yet powerfully, influencing their decisions. But there has been little systematic study of the psychological factors that make magic tricks work.

Published on : 09 Feb 2015

So, you think you can clap to the beat?

 Bobbing your head, tapping your heel, or clapping along with the music is a natural response for most people, but what about those who can’t keep a beat?

Published on : 10 Nov 2014

Bilingualism over the lifespan: Changing perspectives for an evolving field

<p>It’s a scene that plays out every day in Montreal. On the bus, in schools, in the office and at home, conversations weave seamlessly back and forth between French and English, or one of the many other languages represented on this multicultural island. It’s increasingly common to hear not two, but three different languages spoken in one short conversation.</p>

Published on : 24 Oct 2014

The psychology of strategy

The psychology of strategy is all about achieving desired objectives, according to business strategy experts. Inherent in this definition is a process of prioritising and focus.

Published on : 04 Jun 2014

Eye movements reveal impaired reading in schizophrenia

A study of eye movements in schizophrenia patients provides new evidence of impaired reading fluency in individuals with the mental illness.

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Published on : 18 Feb 2013

Pioneering memory researcher Brenda Milner inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame

November 21 2012 - Dr. Brenda Milner, pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, is being inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame today. The induction ceremony takes place at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. Other inductees are physicist and educator Dr. Ursula Franklin and aviation pioneer J.A.D. McCurdy.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2013