Binaural beats synchronize brain activity, don’t affect mood
Auditory illusion may not have effects different from other sounds.
17 Feb 2020 ⋅ eNeuro
Can beauty be-er ignored?
The science behind the 'beer goggles' effect.
14 Feb 2020 ⋅ Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
State of mind: The end of personality as we know it
The novel global account gives rise to unique hypotheses and opens new horizons for understanding the human mind.
13 Feb 2020 ⋅ Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Adapting to climate change: We’re doing it wrong
The authors argue that society should focus less on how individuals respond to such climate issues as flooding and wildfires and instead figure out what it takes to inspire collective action that will protect humans from climate catastrophes on a much grander scale.
11 Feb 2020 ⋅ Nature Climate Change
What puts women off bearded men?
Single women who wanted to have children preferred clean-shaven faces, whereas married women’s preferences were not linked to their desire for children.
9 Feb 2020 ⋅ Royal Society Open Science
Energy choices can be contagious – but why? New insights into peer influence
The authors find the extent to which peer influence affects behavior depends on several factors.
8 Feb 2020 ⋅ Nature Energy
UBC research shows more needs to be done to alleviate user concerns about privacy and security
Researchers have found that people are also concerned about something else: friends, family and others who may have access to these devices.
28 Jan 2020 ⋅ ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Interdisciplinary study reveals new insights into the evolution of signed languages
A team of scientists from the University of Texas at Austin and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History used phylogenetic approaches to investigate the worldwide dispersal of European sign languages
22 Jan 2020 ⋅ Royal Society Open Science
Infants integrate firsthand and social experiences to decide when and how to try
They might not yet speak in complete sentences, but 18-month-olds are savvy when it comes to deciding when and how to try.
20 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Human Behaviour
Global aromaticity at the nanoscale
The extraordinarily rich electrochemistry of porphyrin nanorings, in combination with the scope for using templates as scaffolding to control the conformations of these macrocycles, make them ideal systems for studying aromaticity at the nanoscale
20 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Chemistry