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Can you judge a man by his fingers?

Study finds link between relative lengths of index and ring fingers in men and behaviour towards women
Wed, 2015-02-18 09:28

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.

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Pick a card, any card

Researchers show how magicians sway decision-making
Mon, 2015-02-09 10:14

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.

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So, you think you can clap to the beat?

Why beat deaf individuals are unable to keep a beat or tap along with music
Mon, 2014-11-10 09:46

 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?

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Stories that motivate children to be honest

Tales where honesty is rewarded prove more effective than those where lying is punished
Wed, 2014-06-18 09:35

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Eye movements reveal impaired reading in schizophrenia

Findings could help in early detection and intervention for people with the illness
Mon, 2013-02-18 13:46

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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