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The manufacturer of a leading brand of painkiller has been accused of misleading customers in Australia. But how do people choose over-the-counter pain relief? There's a whole range of Nurofen products. There are Nurofen capsules, caplets and "meltlets".
 psychology belief trust medicine brand business
Atheists are one of the most disliked groups in America. Only 45 percent of Americans say they would vote for a qualified atheist presidential candidate, and atheists are rated as the least desirable group for a potential son-in-law or daughter-in-law to belong to.
 religion atheism fear psychology
Virtual reality can be used to give the illusion of going "back in time", according to an exploratory study.

2014-08-22

 time time machine time travel psychology illusion brain
The Right Brain vs Left Brain test ... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise? If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa. Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.
 hemisphere brain left right perception psychology tool
Why can't we stick to our goals? Blame the sloppy engineering of evolution. ... We're the only species smart enough to plan systematically for the future -- yet we remain dumb enough to ditch even our most carefully made plans in favor of short-term gratification. ... Trying to remember what to do next can be a little like trying to remember what you had for breakfast yesterday: There are too many breakfasts and too many...

2008-05-04

 planning goals future memory evolution short-term long-term brain psychology
The US needs to draft in psychopharmacologists, neuroscientists and even goateed cultural studies experts to fight 21 century wars that will be largely in the mind. A report commissioned by the Defense Intelligence Agency on Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies predicts a freakish future of advances in neurosciences, and that the US will forget about the battle for the hearts and head straight for the mind. Advances in...

2008-08-14

 war brain psychology military neuroscience anthropology psychopharmacology
The Milgram experiment was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram, which measured the willingness of study participants to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts that conflicted with their personal conscience.
 psychology torture Milgram experiment obedience authority
A famous 1970s experiment was recently replicated, revealing what it takes for us to question and resist those in positions of authority. ... The best hope people have of resisting an oppressive system is to validate their experiences alongside other people. There is no more basic antidote to authoritarianism than support, solidarity and community.

2009-02-12

 psychology torture Milgram experiment obedience authority resistance
Scientists believe a common heart medicine may be able to banish fearful memories from the mind.

2009-02-16

 memory brain psychology mind medicine pill erase
People's health could be harmed by social networking sites because they reduce levels of face-to-face contact, an expert claims. Dr Aric Sigman says websites such as Facebook set out to enrich social lives, but end up keeping people apart...

2009-02-19

 psychology health social network
In relationships, it is well known than men are mostly jealous about sex, while women are mostly concerned about emotional attachments. Psychologists have conflicting explanations for this, believing it comes either from evolution or from culture. The new cross-cultural research suggests the former is more important. It reveals that Brazilian men are the most jealous; Swedish men and women are more concerned about sex than any other nation...

2003-07-07

 sex psychology culture love jealousy
Restless leg syndrome, social anxiety disorder, female sexual dysfunction, celebrity worship syndrome - it seems that a new illness is invented every week, covering every potential quirk in human behaviour. Is the human condition becoming a medical condition?

2009-03-30

 health hypochondria psychology medicine business

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