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People selectively remember the details of atrocities that absolve in-group members

Conversations about wartime atrocities often omit certain details. According to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, these...

Toddlers ‘surprisingly sophisticated’ at understanding unfamiliar accents

A new University of Toronto study has found that by two years of age, children are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with...

‘Homo’ only primate whose tooth size decreases as its brain size...

Andalusian researchers, led by the University of Granada, have discovered a curious characteristic of the members of the human lineage, classed as the genus...

Gratitude, Not ‘Gimme,’ Makes for More Satisfaction

People who are materialistic are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to be grateful for what...

Play it again: How the brain recognizes familiar music

Research from McGill University reveals that the brain's motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better...

Men Who Work Longer Hours Have Healthier Wives

The longer hours men work, the healthier their wives are, according to new research by UT Dallas post-doctoral research associate Dr. Sibyl Kleiner. The study,...

Written all over your face: Humans express four basic emotions rather...

Human beings are emotional creatures whose state of mind can usually be observed through their facial expressions. A commonly-held belief, first proposed by Dr Paul...

Study analyzes content of nightmares and bad dreams

Physical attacks are a recurring theme in nightmares According to a new study, nightmares have greater emotional impact than bad dreams do, and fear is...

Brief visit induces the social attitudes of that neighborhood

Spending as little as 45 minutes in a high-crime, deprived neighbourhood can have measurable effects on people's trust in others and their feelings of...

Is Multitasking Mastery in the Genes?

Human factors/ergonomics researchers have long studied the connection between cognitive function and the ability to perform well on multiple simultaneous tasks, and recently a...

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