Benefits of extracurricular sports extend into the classroom

Researchers have found that children participating in extracurricular sporting activities are more likely to follow rules and remained focused in the classroom... <<Read Article>>
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Photo selection study reveals we don’t look like we think we look

Be careful when choosing your next passport photo or profile image as a new study suggests we are so poor at picking good likenesses of our face that strangers make better selections...   <<Read Article>>
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Yes, Androids Do Dream of Electric Sheep

Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network - which looks for patterns in pictures - creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes which veer from beautiful to terrifying. What do machines dream of? New images released by Google give us one potential answer: hypnotic landscapes of buildings, fountains and bridges merging into one... <<Read Article>>
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10 Tips to Make Therapy Work for You

There's plently of research evidence out there that shows that therapy can help people. But we also know that it helps some people more than others. Just why that's so is a complex question that I can't explore thoroughly here. But I can say that a lot of research indicates that two of the most significant factors in effective therapy are the quality of your connection with your therapist and your own contribution to the work... <<Read Article>>
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Shady Science: How the Brain Remembers Colors

Many cultures have the same colour words or categories, said Jonathan Flombaum, a cognitive psychologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In the first experiment, they asked people to look at a colour wheel with 180 different hues, and asked them to find the best name for each colour... <<Read Article>>
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A stiff upper lip makes sense to baby

When you're one and a half years old, having your favourite ball taken away is likely to result in a temper tantrum. But while babies wear their feelings on the sleeves of their onesies, adults often mask their emotions, responding to life's disappointments with stoic reserve...   <<Read Article>>
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The Surprising Reason Why Some People Smile More

It turns out, whether you're quick to laugh and smile may be partly in the genes. "One of these big mysteries is why do some people laugh a lot, and smile a lot, and other people keep their cool," said study co-author Claudia Haase, a psychology researcher at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois... <<Read Article>>
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