There are three basic types of human smile: “reward”, “affiliative” and “dominance” smiles. That's according to a new paper by psychologists Magdalena Rychlowska and colleagues. Here's the authors' illustration of the types, as posed by actors.
Josh Malone has eight kids. On a hot Texas days, he and his kids enjoy a water balloon fight to cool things off. Josh is normally in the rear with the gear. He is the family reloader, filling and tying water balloons to supply his kids with the.
No sooner had I published my last post, on the much-discussed “women's brains are more active than men's” study, than another neuroscience paper triggered a fresh media storm. This time, the subject was videogames, and the headlines were alarming.
This Saturday will mark the 70th anniversary since Jackie Robinson debuted for the Los Angeles Dodgers and broke baseball's color barrier. Baseball has been celebrating Robinson on each April 15 since 2009 , with all on-the-field personnel donning the .
For the answer , we turned to Fangraphs researcher Jonah Pemstein (no relation). Pemstein looked at All-Star player vs. rest of team comparisons going back to 1955, the earliest year in Fangraphs' database in which the park-adjusted, catch-all offensive.
Even before we're born, human beings are sensitive to face-like shapes, according to a paper just published in Current Biology. British researchers Vincent M. Reid and colleagues of the University of Lancaster used lasers to project a pattern of three.
However, neither Lumosity nor the control had any effect on the key outcome: executive function. Executive function refers to cognitive processes that regulate behaviour and help make reasoned (as opposed to impulsive) decisions. Kable et al. measured .
At 7 years old, Paul Michael Nelson was the kind of quiet, brilliant kid you were likely to find in Silicon Valley — captivated by Legos, self-taught in origami, loving and sweet. But on March 2, 2009 , he woke up in the middle of the night.
First off, I don't think Crutzen and Peters really answer the question of whether a small study is better than nothing at all. They say that small studies may be unable to answer research questions, but should we expect them to? Surely, a small amount.
His current K/BB ratio of 2.43, if it held, would be his worst such mark since 2009 . He's also seeing his groundball tendencies erode, and he's giving up harder-than-average contact off the bat. During his successful late-career run, Colon's thrived.
It appears that memes and science don't mix well. A pair of researchers have published an apology in a peer-reviewed journal – for using the word “derpy” in an earlier paper. In April 2016, Archives of Sexual Behavior published a piece called Fighting.
They were designed using the mathematics of probability, and chance, and any others that were thought to give them the edge against the 'punter'. Anyone interested in making money, by fleecing other people, will use every method that they can find.