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Our own choices generate biases for subsequent decisions

Human judgment and decision-making is strongly shaped by biases. Intriguingly, some of those biases result from the choices we have made in the past. Having committed a categorical judgment, we no longer interpret new information neutrally but are biased to confirm our initial judgment. You... click to read more

  • Bharath Chandra Talluri | PhD student at Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg- Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
  • Anne E. Urai | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA
  • Tobias H. Donner | Professor at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Views 1675
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 8, 2019
Norwegian IQ scores are falling – but genes are not to blame

IQ captures the tendency of people to score well or poorly on tests of seemingly different cognitive abilities. Research shows that high scorers also tend to do better in life, achieving more education and earning higher incomes, with reduced risk of unemployment, poor health, and... click to read more

  • Bernt Bratsberg | Senior Research Fellow at The Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Ole Rogeberg | Senior Research Fellow at The Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway
Views 612
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 20, 2019
Should Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder Be Considered an Impulse Control Disorder?

Compulsive sexual behavior is more commonly known as sex addiction but covers a broader range of terms such as problematic hypersexuality/hypersexual disorder and sexual compulsivity. The topic of CSB has been discussed for decades under various names such as nymphomania, satyriasis, erotomania, and Don Juanism.... click to read more

  • Scott L. Moore | Licensed Master Social Worker at VISN 1 New England MIRECC, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital and University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Shane W. Kraus | Professor at VISN 1 New England MIRECC, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital and University of Massachusetts Medical School
Views 1268
Reading time 4.5 min
published on Mar 13, 2019
Infants distinguish between leaders and bullies

We all know well the difference between a bully and a leader. We can easily spot the difference between a power based on fear, coercion, and violence, and a power based on mutual respect. We may call the latter authority or leadership, and the former... click to read more

  • Francesco Margoni | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
Views 678
Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 1, 2019
The hidden emotions within our blood flow

Researchers generally agree that human emotions correspond to the execution of a number of computations by the central nervous system (CNS). Previous researchers (most famously Duchenne and Darwin) have assessed the hypothesis that some of these computations yield visible facial muscle actions. These facial muscle... click to read more

  • Aleix M. Martinez | Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA
Views 885
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 17, 2018