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Psychopathic speech?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 20 October 2011 // Posted by: Laura O’Connor Source: Daily Mail, also reported on Science Daily Story: “Want to find a psychopath? Listen carefully…” Summary: According to the article, psychopathy can be identified by analysing a person’s speech patterns. Research has shown that people who use words such as “um” and “ah”,  display a lack of emotion, […]

Driving home the point

December 16, 2011

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Dateline: 5 September 2011 // Posted by: NicHeller12 Source: National Public Radio Story: “Why The Trip Home Seems To Go By Faster” Summary: Psychologist Niels van de Ven reports on a study of his which concerns people’s common perception that returning home from a destination always seems to take a shorter time than the original trip […]

Are ghosts “all in the mind”?

November 28, 2011

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Dateline: 2 November 2011 // Posted by: Aware521 Source: Daily Mail, BBC News, and more. Story: “Do Ghosts Exist or is it ‘All in the Mind?’” Summary: In May of 2003, the BBC reported on research by psychologists from the UK who examined the reports of over 600 volunteers at two of the UK’s most haunted […]

Lest we forget…a pill that deletes bad memories?

October 21, 2011

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Dateline: 4 October 2011 // Posted by: Miriam Ondarre Source: Daily Mail Story: “Pill that can wipe away bad memories?” Summary: Scientists have discovered a protein within the mice brains that might be essential in the memory storing process. This protein responsible for the amount of memories we store in our brains is called lipocalin-2. Apparently, […]