“These results indicate that mobile communication devices may, by their mere presence, paradoxically hold the potential to facilitate as well as to disrupt human bonding and intimacy, the researchers Przybylski and Weinstein concluded:
Stories about how we get our ideas across and how we are perceived.
Consumers are more likely to change their behavior if they voluntarily commit to changing rather than being told what to do, according to a new study
A computer is being taught to interpret human emotions based on lip patterns, researchers say.
“This is a very exciting result that showcases how social robots can be used to gain important insights about human behavior,” said Cynthia Breazeal of MIT’s Media Lab.
New research clearly shows that media violence consumption increases the relative risk of aggression, defined as intentional harm to another person that could be verbal, relational, or physical.
Trusting research over their guts, scientists in New Zealand and Canada examined the phenomenon Stephen Colbert, comedian and news satirist, calls “truthiness”—the feeling that something is true. In four different experiments they discovered that people believe claims are true, regardless of whether they actually are true, when a decorative photograph appears alongside the claim.
According to a new study, male restaurant customers give higher tips to waitresses wearing red
When people managed to reduce their lies in given weeks across a 10-week study, they reported significantly improved physical and mental health in those same weeks.
When Olympic athletes throw up their arms, clench their fists and grimace after a win, they are displaying triumph through a gesture that is the same across cultures, a new study suggests
Brain recordings can reconstruct an image or movie clip someone is viewing, a sound someone is hearing or even the text someone is reading