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The effects of bilingualism on toddlers’ executive functioning (Study, 2011)

“(Abstract) Bilingual children have been shown to outperform monolingual children on tasks measuring executive functioning skills. This advantage is usually attributed to bilinguals’ extensive practice in exercising selective attention and cognitive flexibility during language use because both languages are active … Continue reading

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Exposure to music with prosocial lyrics reduces aggression: First evidence and test of the underlying mechanism (Study)

“Abstract Previous research has predominantly focused on negative effects of music exposure by demonstrating that listening to antisocial music increases aggression and aggression-related variables. The present research tests the idea that listening to prosocial (relative to neutral) music decreases aggressive … Continue reading

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Men are distracted by attractive newsreaders: The more attractive a female newsreader is, the less likely male viewers are to remember what she had been saying (Study, DailyMail)

“It won’t come as much of a surprise to women, but men are distracted by attractive newsreaders. In fact, the more attractive a female newsreader is, the less likely male viewers are to remember what she had been saying, according … Continue reading

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