2010

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Duchenne: Key to a Genuine Smile?

15 June 2010

Experiments cast doubt on the classic marker of a genuine smile.

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Memory Improved By Saying Words Aloud

9 June 2010

New study finds memory improved by vocalising or sub-vocalising words.

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How Superstitions Improve Performance

1 June 2010

Experiments reveal that simple superstitions like lucky charms can improve motor and cognitive performance.

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Earworms: Can They Be Killed?

26 May 2010

According to new research around 9 out of 10 of us have experienced earworms lasting an hour or longer.

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Procrastinate Less By Forgiving Yourself

19 May 2010

Without self-forgiveness procrastination enters a vicious circle.

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How to Spot an Untrustworthy Smile

29 April 2010

Humans produce about 50 distinct types of smiles but there’s one distinction that really matters: between real and fake.

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Cognition Accelerated by Just 4 x 20 Minutes Meditation

28 April 2010

15% to 50% improvements in cognition from brief meditation.

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