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Neuropsy

Be Mindful of the Gap

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By Tim Hannan

The lack of evidence for mindfulness as a therapeutic technique raises serious questions for health and education professionals.

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To Sleep, Perchance to Learn

By Tim Hannan

New research finds that we can learn while we’re asleep under certain conditions.

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The Dark Side

By Tim Hannan

A new study suggests that dark personality traits are the expression of a single underlying disposition.

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What Makes Words Funny?

By Tim Hannan

A new study predicts the most amusing words in the English language.

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Too Many Choices

By Tim Hannan

Decisions are most easily made when the right number of options are available.

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The Moving Finger Writes, and Tells a Ghost Story

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Credit: Couperfield/Adobe

By Tim Hannan

A reduced sense of personal agency persuades Ouija board users to believe in ghostly messages.

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Rise and Shine, Soldier!

By Tim Hannan

Army research suggests that the timing of your caffeine hit is more important than the amount consumed.

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If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On

By Tim Hannan

Extreme re-listening to popular songs reflects personality type.

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The Criminal Brain

By Tim Hannan

Antisocial behaviour after brain injury is associated with lesions to a single neural network.

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Seeing Is Believing

By Tim Hannan

Illusory pattern perception is associated with a belief in conspiracy theories.

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