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The smell of emotions

Neurobiology, 17-10-2020

It is well known that many animals communicate their emotional states by changing their body odor, but the role of the sense of smell in humans has been underestimated for many years. However, research indicates that communication of emotions through smells also occurs in us.

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róża

Smell can help you learn

Neurobiology, 16-10-2020

It has long been known that sleeping after learning can help you remember what you’ve learned. However, not everyone knows that this effect can be enhanced thanks to the smells perceived by the brain during learning and then sleeping.

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kolory

The influence of colors on emotions and abilities

Psychology, 14-10-2020

Colors are a very important issue for many people. Choosing the right color for the interior or clothing is often a difficult decision. However, those who expect that I will give simple advice will be disappointed ;) The psychology of colors is not yet a developed field of science and there are no simple tips. […]

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skoki spadochronowe

Not every skydiver is a risk taker

Psychology, Skydiving, 13-10-2020

Skydivers are often perceived as thrill-seekers in need of high doses of adrenaline. This is confirmed by studies in which skydivers were compared to non-skydivers. However, another picture emerges from the study in which skydivers themselves were compared with each other.

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dziewczynka

Rett Syndrome

Neurobiology, 22-09-2020

Rett syndrome is a rare neurological disorder with a genetic background. Due to its symptoms, it is often confused with autism or cerebral palsy. Children with Rett Syndrome also often get an unfounded diagnosis of mental disabilities.

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tabletki

Are antidepressants just placebo?

Neurobiology, 02-09-2020

Maybe not “just”, because the effectiveness of antidepressants is not low, but – as Irving Kirsch proves – their effectiveness is only due to the strong placebo effect. He came to such conclusions thanks to a detailed analysis of studies on antidepressants, including those that have not been published.

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mężczyzna w znieczuleniu poddawany elektrowstrząsom

Electroshock therapy in the treatment of depression

Neurobiology, 29-08-2020

Electroshock therapy – a method of treatment introduced into psychiatry in the first half of the 20th century is still used today. It is used to this day due to its high efficiency. However, the way this therapy is carried out has changed. Today, electroconvulsive therapy is not as dangerous and painful as it used […]

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pocałunek

What motivates people to have sex?

Psychology, 08-08-2020

Why do people have sex? What encourages women to have sex and what about men? These questions were answered by studies by David Buss and Cindy Meston from the University of Texas. The researchers began searching for answers to these questions with a study in which they asked participants to list as many reasons as […]

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twarze osób z różnych kultur
twarze osób z różnych kultur

Cognitive biases in different cultures

Psychology, 14-06-2020

Correspondence bias, self-serving bias… probably all psychology students have heard these concepts. I learned a lot about it myself, I also wrote about these and other biases in my ebook “Wszyscy jesteśmy nieracjonalni” (We are all irrational). Few people however mention intercultural diversity.

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mądry obrazek mózgu

Brain images make the article seem more reliable

Psychology, 30-03-2020

Even if the article does not make much sense, inserting a photo of the brain scan into it makes the article more “scientific” and credible for readers. The content that sounds “neuroscientific” is also relevant to readers. Phrases such as “brain scans have shown” and referring to concepts in this field of science cause the […]

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