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Published Genes influence whether infants prefer to look at faces or non-social objects (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Whether infants at five months of age look mostly at faces or non-social objects such as cars or mobile phones is largely determined by genes. The findings suggest that there is a biological basis for how infants create their unique visual experiences and which things they learn most about.
Published Nostalgia and memories after ten years of social media (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
As possibilities have changed and technology has advanced, memories and nostalgia are now a significant part of our use of social media.
Published When languages collide, which survives? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers incorporate language ideologies, along with the impact of interaction between individuals with opposing preferences, on the language shift process. The team chose a quantitative approach based on a society in which only one language with two varieties, the standard and the vernacular, existed. The resulting mathematical model can predict the conditions that allow for the coexistence of different languages, presenting a comprehensive view of how language varieties are distributed within societies.
Published For relationship maintenance, accurate perception of partner's behavior is key (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Married couples and long-term romantic partners typically engage in a variety of behaviors that sustain and nourish the relationship. These actions promote higher levels of commitment, which benefits couples' physical and psychological health. A new study looks at how such relationship maintenance behaviors interact with satisfaction and commitment.
Published The emotional function of dreams is not the same everywhere (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Why do we dream? A product of our brain's neurophysiology, dreaming is a complex experience that can take on many emotional tones and simulate reality to varying degrees. As a result, there is still no clear answer to this question. A study compared the dreams of two forager communities, in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo, with those of individuals living in Europe and North America. It showed that the first two groups produced more threatening, but also more cathartic and socially-oriented dreams than the Western groups. These results show how strong are the links between the socio-cultural environment and the function of dreams.
Published Study reveals shyness could impact young children's performance on language tests (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Shyness can influence a child’s performance in language assessments, depending on the level of social interaction required to complete the test.
Published Don't feel appreciated by your partner? Relationship interventions can help (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
When we’re married or in a long-term romantic relationship, we may eventually come to take each other for granted and forget to show appreciation. A new study finds that it doesn’t have to stay this way. The study examined why perceived gratitude from a spouse or romantic partner changes over time, and whether it can be improved through relationship intervention programs.
Published Language recognition is as much about brains as it is about hearing (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have learned the efficiency by which people recognize spoken words depends as much on the mind as on hearing ability. In a new study, the researchers examined how well adults across the life span process spoken language.
Published Origin of cultural learning: Babies imitate because they are imitated (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study shows that babies learn to imitate others because they themselves are imitated by caregivers.
Published Family planning and the fear of missing out (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Among regretful parents, fear of missing out is a key motivator for having children.
Published Where do we feel love? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research sheds light on where and how we feel different kinds of love.
Published AI can help write a message to a friend -- but don't do it (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Using artificial intelligence applications to help craft a message to a friend is not a good idea -- at least if your friend finds out about the use of AI, a new study suggests.
Published Where is the love? Musical recognition crosses cultures — with an exception (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Music can take on many forms in cultures across the globe, but researchers have found in a new study that some themes are universally recognizable by people everywhere with one notable exception -- love songs.
Published Study confirms it: Opposites don't actually attract (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study looked at more than 130 traits and involved millions of couples over more than a century. It found little evidence that opposites attract. Instead, for 82% to 89% of traits, partners tended to be similar.
Published Extreme weather events linked to increased child marriage (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Among the negative impacts of extreme weather events around the world is one that most people may not think of: an increase in child marriages.
Published Overuse of social media and devices top parent concerns as kids head back to school (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
As children head back to school, two issues have climbed higher on their parents' list of concerns: the role of social media and the internet in kids' lives.
Published Can AI help hospitals spot patients in need of extra non-medical assistance? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Needs related to housing, transportation, food, social support and more can be identified through AI/ML techniques, study of medical record notes from patients with dementia shows.
Published What's your masculine style: Neo-traditional, egalitarian or progressive? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Men navigate their intimate partner relationships depending on their masculine style, says new research which drew from in-depth interviews with 92 straight men ages 19 to 43 from diverse cultural backgrounds. The study found three types of masculinities: neo-traditionalists, egalitarian and progressive.
Published Social media use interventions alleviate symptoms of depression (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Receiving therapy for problematic social media use can be effective in improving the mental wellbeing of people with depression, a new study finds.
Published Study: People expect others to mirror their own selfishness, generosity (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A person's own behavior is the primary driver of how they treat others during brief, zero-sum-game competitions, researchers report. Generous people tend to reward generous behavior and selfish individuals often punish generosity and reward selfishness -- even when it costs them personally. The study found that an individual's own generous or selfish deeds carry more weight than their desire to conform to the attitudes and behaviors of others.