Psychology and behaviour

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Nothing to kill or die for

Thursday, 8 August 2013

The world is not a hellhole of escalating violence – you are living in the most peaceful era in our species’ existence, says Steven Pinker.

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Penis size does matter to women

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 - 1 comment

The eternal question of whether penis size matters to women has been probed by a team of international scientists who reported that yes, ladies do find larger men more attractive.

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In pursuit of happiness

Thursday, 21 March 2013

The neuroscientific nuances that shape our emotional repertoire have deep roots in evolution, writes Brett Szmajda.

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Taste Matters

Friday, 8 March 2013

Have you ever wondered why we like the things we eat?

Chimps have superhuman skills

Chimp minds show superhuman skills – and ailments

Friday, 15 February 2013

Chimpanzees have superior working memory to humans, and may even suffer depression or post-traumatic stress.

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A Week in Science with Paul Willis: 8 February 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Why is it so hard to win at paper-rock-scissors? Find out the answer to this and more.

The Military Brain

Killer instinct

Monday, 21 January 2013

Advances in neuroscience and technology could lead to the mind becoming the ultimate weapon.

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China’s ‘Little Emperors’ more neurotic, risk averse

Thursday, 10 January 2013

China’s one-child policy has created a generation that is more pessimistic, neurotic and risk averse – while being less trusting, trustworthy, competitive and conscientious.

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Got brown eyes? You seem trustworthy

Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 2 comments

Men with brown eyes have more trustworthy faces than men with blue eyes, according to a new study that proposes sexual selection of women in Europe about 10,000 years ago could be the cause.

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Simulated Mars mission shows good sleep is critical

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Astronauts chosen for a manned mission to Mars could be in serious trouble if their sleep patterns are disrupted on the lengthy journey, a 520 day simulation has found.

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