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The three-dimensional puzzle, which became a huge success in the early 1980s, is among toys being given to the intelligent sea creatures to determine whether they favour a particular tentacle, or if they are octidextrous. Experts believe octopuses use a preferred arm for feeding and touching objects and will test the theory with a month-long observation project in Sea Life Centre attractions across Europe.

2008-07-07

 octopus Rubik's Cube preference
The same reaction is seen in humans, who tend to react negatively to unfair situations with strangers, but not when they involve family members or friends.

2005-01-26

 animal chimpanzee family xenophobia preference
The Netflix Prize seeks to substantially improve the accuracy of predictions about how much someone is going to love a movie based on their movie preferences.
 statistics preference feedback
Goalkeepers trying to stop penalty shots tend to dive to the right, research suggests - but only when their team is behind. A study of penalty shoot-outs in World Cup matches from 1982 to 2010 showed keepers usually had an even chance of going left or right to defend the goal. But the higher pressure of a losing position pushed them more to the right. The study, to be published in Psychological Science, suggests humans' "right-...

2011-07-13

 football goal right statistics game psychology unconscious brain animal preference