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The nose knows: Pinocchio effect reveals liars

Applying thermography techniques to the field of psychology, Spanish scientists have observed the “Pinocchio effect,” where a person’s nose becomes warmer when they are lying. The researchers, from the University of Granada, also found that our face temperature drops when we are performing challenging mental tasks. Thermography was developed in the USA during World War… Seguir Leyendo The nose knows: Pinocchio effect reveals liars

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The nose knows: Pinocchio effect reveals liars

Applying thermography techniques to the field of psychology, Spanish scientists have observed the “Pinocchio effect,” where a person’s nose becomes warmer when they are lying. The researchers, from the University of Granada, also found that our face temperature drops when we are performing challenging mental tasks. Thermography was developed in the USA during World War… Seguir Leyendo The nose knows: Pinocchio effect reveals liars

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The prettier the guiltier

Past research has linked physical attractiveness to success in a variety of fields, but a new study from the University of Granada (Spain) shows that beauty can be a handicap when it comes to culpability in domestic violence crimes. The research, published in the European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, looked specifically at… Seguir Leyendo The prettier the guiltier

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The prettier the guiltier

Past research has linked physical attractiveness to success in a variety of fields, but a new study from the University of Granada (Spain) shows that beauty can be a handicap when it comes to culpability in domestic violence crimes. The research, published in the European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, looked specifically at… Seguir Leyendo The prettier the guiltier

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‘Seeing’ auras is really synesthesia, say Euro scientists

Spanish researchers say that healers who claim to be able to see the auras surrounding people are actually suffering synesthesia, the neuropsychological phenomenon where senses become intermingled in the brain. In synesthetes, the brain regions responsible for the processing of each type of sensory stimuli are cross-wired; they may see or taste a sound, feel… Seguir Leyendo ‘Seeing’ auras is really synesthesia, say Euro scientists

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Slow food, better mood

“The more fast food you consume, the greater the risk of depression,” say Spanish researchers who have linked the consumption of hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza to a significantly greater likelihood of developing depression. The results, published in the journal Public Health Nutrition, reveal that consumers of fast food, compared to those who eat little or… Seguir Leyendo Slow food, better mood

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Benefits of breastfeeding last into adolescence

Breastfeeding appears to confer advantages well beyond infancy, with European researchers reporting significant differences in muscle strength and aerobic capacity when comparing teenagers who were breastfed as infants with others who were not breastfed. “Until now, no studies have examined the association between breastfeeding and future muscular aptitude,” noted researcher García Artero, from the University… Seguir Leyendo Benefits of breastfeeding last into adolescence

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Pesticide Contamination Ubiquitous In Pregnant Women

Pesticide Contamination Ubiquitous In Pregnant Women A study from the University of Granada in Spain that analyzed the presence of organochlorine pesticides in pregnant women found that all the participants showed placental traces of at least one pesticide. More alarmingly, on average, the women were contaminated with eight different pesticides. Organochlorine pesticides fall into a… Seguir Leyendo Pesticide Contamination Ubiquitous In Pregnant Women