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Why Our Photos Don’t Look How We Expect Not happy with your selfie? There's a psychological reason for that... » Continue reading: Why Our Photos Don’t Look How We Expect » Read, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Dogs Recognise Familiar Human Faces in Eye Tracking Experiment The Facial Expression That Makes You Appear Smarter The Quick Eye Movement That Reveals Whether It’s Love or Lust This Facial Expression Appears More Trustworthy To Others Your Brain Judges a Face’s Trustworthiness Before You Consciously See It
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Study finds Texas voter photo ID requirement discourages turnout This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. This week also marks a watershed ruling by a federal appeals court striking down the controversial Texas voter ID law as violating that landmark civil rights act. A new study conducted by the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy and Rice University’s [...] The post Study finds Texas voter photo ID requirement discourages turnout appeared first on PsyPost.
Brain’s ability to dispose of key Alzheimer’s protein drops dramatically with age The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is advancing age. After 65, the risk doubles every five years, and 40 percent or more of people 85 and older are estimated to be living with the devastating condition. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified some of the key changes in [...] The post Brain’s ability to dispose of key Alzheimer’s protein drops dramatically with age appeared first on PsyPost.
Switching mouse neural stem cells to a primate-like behavior When the right gene is expressed in the right manner in the right population of stem cells, the developing mouse brain can exhibit primate-like features. In a paper publishing August 7th in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology, researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) succeeded in mimicking the [...] The post Switching mouse neural stem cells to a primate-like behavior appeared first on PsyPost.
‘Caveman instincts’ may favor deep-voiced politicians When political candidates give a speech or debate an opponent, it’s not just what they say that matters — it’s also how they say it. A new study by researchers at the University of Miami and Duke University shows that voters naturally seem to prefer candidates with deeper voices, which they associate with strength and [...] The post ‘Caveman instincts’ may favor deep-voiced politicians appeared first on PsyPost.
Scientists adopt new strategy to find Huntington’s disease therapies Scientists searched the chromosomes of more than 4,000 Huntington’s disease patients and found that DNA repair genes may determine when the neurological symptoms begin. Partially funded by the National Institutes of Health, the results may provide a guide for discovering new treatments for Huntington’s disease and a roadmap for studying other neurological disorders. “Our hope [...] The post Scientists adopt new strategy to find Huntington’s disease therapies appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers collaborate in development of brain-friendly interfaces Recent research published in the journal Microsystems & Nanoengineering could eventually change the way people living with prosthetics and spinal cord injury lead their lives. Instead of using neural prosthetic devices–which suffer from immune-system rejection and are believed to fail due to a material and mechanical mismatch–a multi-institutional team, including Lohitash Karumbaiah of the University [...] The post Researchers collaborate in development of brain-friendly interfaces appeared first on PsyPost.
3 Strategies to Reframe Your Thinking on Exercise Even though most of us put happiness near the top of our want lists, many of us are secretly convinced that it will always be just out of reach. But the truth is that happiness is already available to us. All we have to do … ...
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APA's Council Bans Psychologist Participation in Interrogations at Sites Declared in Violation of International Law Calls for blue-ribbon panel to review ethics processes
Consejo de la APA prohíbe la participación de psicólogos en interrogatorios de seguridad nacional Se solicita que el panel de alto nivel revise los procesos de ética
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