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readings in psychology for october 25th 2010

Posted Oct 25 2010 1:15pm
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My readings for today:

“Fourth graders flock to information like middle schoolers to a Justin Bieber concert. At ages 9 and 10, kids often make decisions by trying to integrate lots of previously learned material, when focusing on one particularly useful cue would work better, say psychologist Rui Mata of the University of Basel in Switzerland and his colleagues.

That’s a surprising tendency, given 9- and 10-year-olds’ limited ability to keep more than one piece of information in mind.”

“A new meta-analysis study conducted by Syracuse University Professor Stephanie Ortigue reveals falling in love can elicit not only the same euphoric feeling as using cocaine, but also affects intellectual areas of the brain. Researchers also found falling in love only takes about a fifth of a second.”

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