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Look at your body to reduce pain (Study)

“Simply looking at your body reduces pain, according to new research by scientists from UCL (University College London) and the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Published in the journal Psychological Science, the research shows that *viewing your hand reduces the pain … Continue reading

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Closing our eyes affects our moral judgements (Study, ResearchDigest)

“The simple act of closing our eyes has a significant effect on our moral judgement and behaviour. […] Participants with their eyes closed who heard a hypothetical scenario in which they deliberately over-estimated hours worked (so as to charge more) … Continue reading

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Holding a hard or soft ball can influence a person’s perception of how masculine or feminine others are. (Live Science)

“The finding adds to the growing insight about how connected our sense of touch is to social processing in our brains. […] In their study, Slepian and his colleagues had subjects clench either a hard ball or a squishy ball … Continue reading

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“The brain may manage anger differently depending on whether we’re lying down or sitting up”

“…findings provide evidence that body position interacts with how the brain processes emotion, perhaps depending on which actions are immediately possible.” http://www.mindhacks.com/2010/12/12/the-brain-isnt-going-to-take-it-lying-down/

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Body of Thought: How Trivial Sensations Can Influence Reasoning, Social Judgment and Perception

“…Just in the past few years studies have shown that holding a hot cup of coffee or being in a comfortably heated room warms a person’s feelings toward strangers; that striking an open, expansive “power pose” prompts people to make … Continue reading

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