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Research Digest: Some nonsense words are funnier than others
When you're trying to understand a complex phenomenon, a sensible approach is to pare things back as far as possible.Psychologists have applied...
Research Digest: Falling in love with someone aggressive
Does experiencing aggression in a relationship make us more vigilant against it – or more forgiving?New research discussed on our Research...
Research Digest: We understand little about 'the yips' in sport
A golf champion prepares for the easiest of putts on the final green, only for his wrist to jerk suddenly, sending the ball wide of the mark.A...
Research Digest: Authenticity may counter loneliness
A lot has been written about the downward spiral of loneliness. People who crave more social contact often develop behaviours and thinking styles...
Our editor's pick of this week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:Be It Resolved That Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead (video)Steve...
Research Digest: The positive and negative sides of rivalry
Victory is always gratifying and acquires an even more delicious taste when it involves the defeat of a rival.But new evidence suggests that...
Research Digest: Older people remember what interests them
Our memory abilities begin to diminish in some respects as early as our twenties. But the picture isn't entirely bleak.A new study discussed...
Research Digest: How to estimate politicians' future success
In the run up to the 2012 US election, President Obama visited the undecided swing-states he needed to win in order to hold on to the Presidency.A...
Research Digest: Recognising super recognisers
It's only within the last 10 years that psychologists have realised some people have extremely good face recognition abilities that set them apart...