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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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Gut feeling and intuition

“…finds that the trustworthiness of our intuition is really influenced by what is happening physically in our bodies. […] Dunn and his co-authors found this link between gut feelings and intuitive decision making to be stronger in people who were … Continue reading

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Social exclusion literally feels cold

Judgement of room temperature: “The estimates varied wildly but volunteers who had social exclusion on their minds gave an average estimate of 21C, while those who remembered fitting in guessed an average of 24C.” Food/Beverage: “The “unpopular” students who had … Continue reading

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