People's beliefs about good and evil supernatural agents are influenced by how they view their fellow humans and human behavior.
People who frequently engage in "persuasive BS" are less able to identify when another person is intentionally misleading them. Researchers say those who frequently mislead others are much more likely to fall for fake news headlines.
While being multilingual did not delay the onset of dementia for those at risk, nuns who spoke four or more languages were significantly less likely to develop dementia than those who spoke just one language.
Grandiose narcissists are significantly less likely to use critical thinking when it comes to important problem solving or decision making. While narcissists perceive themselves to be above average intelligence and strong critical thinkers, they are unable to use reflective thinking skills effectively. The high levels of confidence they have in their intellectual abilities are often misplaced.
Toddlers who had more exposure to other children were better at associating new words to objects than those who had more exposure to adults alone.
Children with autism scan the faces of other people differently to neurotypical children. A new eye-tracking technique that uses facial areas of interest could help with the early detection of ASD.
Virtual reality can help recalibrate time perception and sensorimotor actions. Researchers believe the technology could help in the treatment of ASD, Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia.
Researchers report older adults who take up drawing are better able to retain new information than those who write notes.