Psychology

Scientists Use Functional MRI to Read Peoples’ Minds

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Tweet Scientists are using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to reconstruct images seen by people and read their thoughts. This technology, which is relatively new compared to x-ray imaging techniques, uses the nuclear spin of hydrogen nuclei to construct an image. This makes the technology especially well suited to the imaging of soft tissues, and […]

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Two heads actually ARE better than one, if both are competent and communicate!

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Tweet We may assume or generally believe that collaborating with others helps us to solve problems more effectively and make better decisions, but is it really true? Scientists at University College London and Aarhus University, Denmark did a study that showed that two heads can definitely be better than one, if both partners are competent […]

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It’s official: On Facebook, people enjoy actively searching more than just browsing

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In a study of 36 Facebook users, it turns out that the participants spent most of their time on social browsing and social searching, but the physiological data indicated that participants experienced more pleasure during the course of social searching than they experienced during social browsing.

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Study: Your confidence in your own thoughts is affected by your posture!

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Tweet We all know that sometimes other people’s confidence in what we say is affected by our body language, but scientists have now shown that our confidence in our own thoughts is affected the same way! When we sit up straight with great posture, we are more convinced of what we are saying, according to […]

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Gut feelings

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Tweet Have you ever just known which choice you want to make even though there was a long list of rational reasons why that should not be your choice? I read Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious lately and found it fascinating. I’m very aware that my unconscious mind knows exactly what I want […]

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Facebook makes jealousy and snooping worse

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Tweet In a blend of fun internet use and scientific method, we have a study from the peer-reviewed journal Cyberpsychology & Behavior which actually proves that spending more time on Facebook can make jealousy worse, and that then leads to a cycle of obsessively looking at your partner’s Facebook page and finding more evidence for […]

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