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New evidence for the “propinquity effect” – mere physical closeness increases our liking of desirable people and things – Research Digest

“In one, a group of male participants read lines from a modern musical version of Romeo and Juliet with an unfamiliar woman (actually a confederate helping the researchers) who was sitting either 80 centimetres or 150 centimetres away. Overall, those … Continue reading

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Brain Responds More to Close Friends, Imaging Study Shows (Study 2010; in ScienceDaily)

“People’s brains are more responsive to friends than to strangers, even if the stranger has more in common, according to a study in the Oct. 13 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers examined a brain region known to be … Continue reading

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