The Perfect Selfie, and Higher Cognitive Variables [research study]

Researchers who study selfies can focus their selfie-attentions on higher cognitive variables. Perhaps nowhere is this demonstrated better than in the Department of General Psychology and Methodology at the University of Bamberg, and perhaps nowhere in the Department of General Psychology and Methodology at the University of Bamberg is this demonstrated better then in this new study: […]

Recent progress in Quidditch studies (part 2)

Following on from our recent note concerning Quidditch in academia, may we also recommend a paper by Raphael Crawford-Marks, Lee Spector, and Jon Klein of the Cognitive Science department at Hampshire College, Amherst, US? It’s entitled: ‘Virtual Witches and Warlocks: A Quidditch Simulator and Quidditch-Playing Teams Coevolved via Genetic Programming’ (in: Late Breaking Papers of the […]

Press Release of the Week: “Reduced cognitive control in passionate lovers”

This week’s Press Release of the Week was released into the wild by Leiden University. Here are its headline and highlights: Reduced cognitive control in passionate lovers People who are in love are less able to focus and to perform tasks that require attention. Researcher Henk van Steenbergen [pictured here] concludes this, together with colleagues […]

It’s not just chocolate: Foods and Nobel laureates

Professor Rodolfo Baggio [pictured here] has built upon Franz Messerli‘s recent research about chocolate consumption and Nobel laureates. We are publishing, here, Baggio’s study [which you are welcome to download as a PDF “Food consumption, cognitive functions and Nobel laureates“]: * * * Food consumption, cognitive functions and Nobel laureates by Rodolfo Baggio, Bocconi University, Milan, […]