Why A Sweet Tooth May Have Been An Evolutionary Advantage For Kids
NPR: It’s no surprise researchers have shown again and again that kids are more likely than adults to spring for something like a bowl of Fruit Loops. But young kids’ preference for extremely sugary foods
Our Estimates of Food Value Run “Hot” and “Cold”
It stands to reason that you’d be willing to pay more for a nice slice of pumpkin or apple pie before Thanksgiving dinner, when you’re hungry and salivating, than afterwards, when you’re full to bursting.
Is Beauty in the Average or the Individual?
The beauty-in-averageness effect stems from research showing that a blended face, a morph of multiple individual faces, is generally rated as being more attractive than its individual component faces. But researchers Jamin Halberstadt, Piotr Winkielman
Study Finds Most Drug Commercials Misleading
Scientific American: “Don’t Rasp Your Throat With Harsh Irritants, Reach for a LUCKY instead,” reads one Lucky Strike Cigarettes ad from the 1930s. It’s almost beyond belief today that a cigarette company could get away
Parents’ Music Shapes the Way Kids Think, Study Finds
The Wall Street Journal: Today’s music fans have more positive memories of the songs of their parents’ generation than had been previously thought, according to a study published in the current edition of Psychological Science.
Study: Deep down, we love our parents’ music
Pacific Standard: Pretty much everyone has a soft spot for particular pop songs from the past, however cheesy they may seem today. These tunes, which trigger positive memories and produce warm feelings, tend to be