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Music Changes Perception, Research Shows (Study in ScienceDaily)

“Music and mood are closely interrelated — listening to a sad or happy song on the radio can make you feel more sad or happy. However, such mood changes not only affect how you feel, they also change your perception. … Continue reading

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What you feel influences what you see: The role of affective feelings in resolving binocular rivalry (Study)

“Abstract It seems obvious that what you see influences what you feel, but what if the opposite were also true? What if how you feel can shape your visual experience? In this experiment, we demonstrate that the affective state of … Continue reading

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Ready Both to Your and to My Hands: Mapping the Action Space of Others (Study)

“Abstract: To date, mutual interaction between action and perception has been investigated mainly by focusing on single individuals. However, we perceive affording objects and acts upon them in a surrounding world inhabited by other perceiving and acting bodies. Thus, the … Continue reading

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The role of social meaning in inattentional blindness: When the gorillas in our midst do NOT go unseen (Study)

“Abstract Without visual attention, even the obvious–like a gorilla walking through a scene of people–goes undetected (Mack & Rock, 1998; Simons & Chabris, 1999). This “inattentional blindness” is a persistent, well-documented limitation of the human visual system. The current research … Continue reading

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Using a red pen (compared to black/blue): more errors are detected, marked and lower grades awarded (Study)

“Abstract Because red pens are closely associated with error-marking and poor performance, the use of red pens when correcting student work can activate these concepts. People using red pens to complete a word-stem task completed more words related to errors … Continue reading

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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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Think Different: How Perception Reveals Brain Differences (Scientific American Mind, Study)

“The ways in which brains differ from one another show up in the ways their owners perceive the world.” “Rees’s studies establish that differences in the morphology, or shape, of our brains are mirrored in differences in the way we … 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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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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Mind Change – Taking Our Brains to Another Dimension

“Mind Change describes the outcome of changes to the way our brains take in and process information becoming ‘hard wired’ as a result of prolific connection to digital technologies. This could have a profound effect on our thoughts, feelings, behaviour … 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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