Stasi Herbert

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Eye Contact: Not As Persuasive As We Thought

A new study finds more eye contact makes people less likely to agree with a persuasive argument, especially if they're already skeptical.<p>Here's a lesson straight out of my high school speech class: When making an argument, make eye contact with your audience. Connect with people. Stare deeply into …

Psychology

Prepubescent Mice Shed Tears To Fend Off Adults' Romantic Advances

A protective pheromone released in their tears keeps adult males from getting frisky with the too-young.<p>Unlike humans, mice don't have laws or social customs to govern who they mate with. Nor can a mouse ask a potential partner about her age. So how do mice know that their potential mate is …

MP3 Player Lives In Your Ear, Controlled With Your Teeth

It stores up to 24 songs with four hours of battery life for completely hands-free jamming.<p>Say goodbye to getting wrapped up in miles of cord connecting your MP3 player to your headphones as you listen to music. These little earphones, named Split, make up a completely wire-free music player in …

Headphones

What Your Facebook Updates Say About Your Age

For a long time, psychologists have studied how the words people use correlate with characteristics like gender, personality type, and age. They …

26 Halloween Costume Ideas from an 1887 Guide to Fancy Dress

Need a costume idea? Fear not: <i>Fancy Dresses Described, or What to Wear at Fancy Balls</i>, has you covered. This comprehensive guide, published in 1887 …

65 Amazing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

OK, "blow your mind" is a bit dramatic. But 65 Amazing Facts You'll Probably Enjoy and Likely Consider Mentioning to Your Friends didn't fit.<p>1. …

5 Things We Learned About Climate Change

Male brain versus female brain: How do they differ?

Chapter 16 of my book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience.<p><b>Summary</b>: Subtle observable differences exist between male and …

Why Women Might Be Giving Up On Math And Science

Science, math and engineering are still dominated by men, and few professors in those fields are women. Host Arun Rath talks to Eileen Pollack, who wrote about the bias that may keep women out for <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>The vast majority of professional scientists, …

Surprise! Conspiracy Theorists Are More Likely To Disavow Vaccines, Climate Science And GM Foods

A new study examines how well belief in conspiracy theories predicts science skepticism.<p>Welcome to Crazy Town, where the moon landing was staged, 9/11 was a hoax, vaccines and teeth-strengthening fluoride are poisons distributed by the government, Barack Obama isn't really a citizen, and the Earth …