Psychology & Sociology

How the eyes and brain react to faces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZtlK6xdaRI Do emotional expressions affect how quickly we perceive a face? Apparently no: Neuroscientists show the basis of reflex eye movements. Source: University of Göttingen

Wrong memories can be undone

Actually experienced or suggested from outside? Memories can be deceptive. (Image: vgabusi / iStock) It is relatively easy to trick people into believing...

A cure for fakenews?

Fakenews are especially rampant on social media. (Image: B4LLS / iStock) Why do people spread fakenews? Can't you see which messages are incorrect?...

Testosterone affects generosity

How generously someone shares also seems to depend on testosterone levels. (Image: ronstik / iStock) The sex hormone testosterone apparently affects how generous we...

Social Distancing in Nature

Mandrills deal strategically with their distancing behavior: They avoid sick conspecifics, but they sometimes increase their risk of infection by continuing to care for...

Psychological signature for extremist thinking

Why are some people prone to radicalization? (Image: Stadtratte / iStock) Whether religious fanaticism, strong nationalism, left or right-wing extremism: According to a study,...

How our ears synchronize

Gamma waves apparently play an important role in integration processes in the brain. (Image: image_jungle / iStock) How does our brain form an overall...

Money makes you happy

Money makes even the very rich happy. (Image: Nattakorn Maneerat / iStock) Does a higher income mean more satisfaction? Apparently yes, suggests a...

Happiness is culture dependent

Can happiness be measured across cultures? (Image: Prostock Studio / iStock) What does happiness mean? When researchers want to measure how happy people...

Starving for social contacts

Social isolation is currently affecting more people than usual. (Image: Xesai / iStock) When people are forced to isolate themselves from others, after a short...

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