The Right Music Can Change How Your Date Sees You, Say Scientists Male musicians somehow always get the girl, and live concerts always seem to be great settings to spark romance. Recently, researchers uncovered new insights into why that always … Continue reading Is music a core human experience?
This Is Your Brain on Architecture Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for The New Republic for many years, a role she combined with teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and elsewhere. She is an expert on … Continue reading Embodied cognition
About five years ago, Ari Popper enrolled in a course on science-fiction writing at the University of California, Los Angeles, hoping to distract himself from the boredom of his day job as the president of a market-research company. “It was, … Continue reading Corporate visioning
Every Generation Wants Meaningful Work — but Thinks Other Age Groups Are in It for the Money Several years ago, I started getting regular consulting requests from companies seeking help managing Millennials. When I asked what they were struggling with, … Continue reading The power of negative stereotypes
The strange links between intelligence and prejudice Human judgement often becomes less accurate when we train it on ourselves. Self appraisals commonly flatter our strengths and minimise our weaknesses. The average man overstates his height by 1.2cm and the average … Continue reading Self-assessed intelligence
The Facial Features That Reveal Your Social Class Just by looking at your face, people can reliably tell whether you are rich or poor, a new study finds. And on that basis, they also make other judgements: for example, that … Continue reading Faces at first sight
Five Common Factors Influencing Our Feelings of Time Time is a key factor when individuals make decisions. Time imposes a delay on the satisfaction of our present desires. That is, waiting for rewards lowers their attractiveness. Specifically, the waiting can … Continue reading With the passing of time