Economic status cues from clothes affect perceived competence from faces
People living in poverty face a persistent disrespect by the rest of society.
4 hours ago ⋅ Nature Human Behaviour
Different learning strategies used during Pavlovian conditioning
This study is the first to demonstrate the distinct behavioral and neural profiles of learning in sign-trackers, who primarily use value-based learning strategies, and goal-trackers, who rely on uncertainty-based learning.
6 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Human Behaviour
Justinianic plague not a landmark pandemic?
Researchers now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541-750 CE.
2 Dec 2019 ⋅ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
lack of tolerance, institutional confidence threaten democracies
Consistently, openness to diversity was a precursor to democracies.
2 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Human Behavior
UBC ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware
The move is part of UBC’s Zero Waste Food Ware Strategy aimed at keeping as many single-use coffee cups, plastic straws, bags and cutlery out of landfills and the environment as possible.
29 Nov 2019 ⋅ Zero Waste Food Ware Strategy
Inbreeding and population/demographic shifts could have led to Neanderthal extinction
Neanderthal extinction could have occurred without environmental pressure or competition with modern humans.
27 Nov 2019 ⋅ PLOS ONE
Making the case for qualitative data
How using qualitative data could address socio-environmental problems.
26 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Sustainability
Hubris behind corporate unethical behaviour
When high-performing companies and individuals behave unethically it is because past successes make them arrogant or cut corners to maintain strong performance.
23 Nov 2019 ⋅ Journal of Operations Management
Music is universal
Study establishes how some songs sound 'right' in different social contexts, all over the world.
21 Nov 2019 ⋅ Science
Some hyper-realistic masks more believable than human faces, study suggests
Some silicone masks are now so realistic they can easily be mistaken for real faces, new research suggests.
21 Nov 2019 ⋅ Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications