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Eye-catching studies that didn't make the final cut:
Slopes feel steeper when felt by foot compared with finger.
12 to 18-month old babies have an awareness of fairness.
How often do new rigorous research findings in medicine overturn the previously accepted best evidence? (Commentary from Ben Goldacre).
Gut feelings: the emerging biology of gut–brain communication.
Short- and long-term benefits of cognitive training.
Finches demonstrate grammatical ability previously considered unique to humans.
A framework for ensuring BOLD-changes (as detected with fMRI brain scanning) observed through childhood and adolescence and beyond are due to cognitive changes rather than neurovascular factors.
The reward of a good joke: neural correlates of viewing dynamic displays of stand-up comedy. (via @sarcastic_f).
Neural mechanisms of the cognitive model of depression, by Aaron Beck and others.
The benefits of pet ownership (via @psypress).
Medical school reduces trainees' levels of self-reported empathy. (Commentary from Vaughan Bell).
This post was compiled for the BPS Research Digest.
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