The concept of “love at first sight” has been a prominent theme in arts and literature for thousands of years, and many couples in real life often claim to have experienced it. But, is there such thing as love at first sight? Not really, instead what people are experiencing is probably “lust,” according to new study.
Studies have shown that we, humans, are not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we tend to judge ourselves as better than others. Psychologists call this phenomenon - the Dunning-Kruger effect.
The person you’re talking to is lying to you if he/she copies your body language closely and nods along in agreement. This is the conclusion of a new study carried out by a combined team of researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark and Arizona State University, USA. So if you suspect someone is lying about something, it would be wise to keep an eye on the person throughout the conversation.
Depression can lead to permanent changes in the structure of the brain. In a study conducted at the University of Edinburgh, researchers found alterations in parts of the brain known as white matter – the key component of the brain and spinal cord consisting mainly of nerve fibres. White matter is critical for normal functioning of the brain, and its disruption has been linked to problems with emotion processing and thinking skills.
Researchers from Cornell, Yale and University of Chicago have revealed that liberals and conservatives read different types of science books. According to study, while liberals opt for basic sciences, such as physics, astronomy and zoology, conservatives prefer books on applied and commercial science, such as medicine, criminology and geophysics.
Bill Nye – the Science Guy, shares what science has to say about the existence of ghosts and what he thinks happens to life energy that ceases after a person dies
To win an Oscar, it is best to be an American actor in a film that portrays American culture, according to paper published in the British Journal of Psychology.
Showing appreciation of sick or dark humor may be yet another peculiar behavior of people with higher intelligence. According to psychologists, you need certain amount of mental agility to understand where the joke is going because there may be sudden shift of meaning you may need to recognize or appreciate even if the joke contains odd contexts.
A multinational team of psychologists report that people who use profanity frequently are more trustworthy than most who don’t. The team also cites the President-elect Donald Trump’s use of swear words in some of his speeches while campaigning in last year's US election as an example of vulgarity coming across as honesty.