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2011-06-04 15:35:00

A new study finds that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful.

2011-06-03 08:30:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What links speed, power, and the color red? Hint: it's not a sports car. It's your muscles. A new study, published in the latest issue of the journal Emotion, finds that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful.

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2010-08-02 14:50:00

It's a symbol of courage and sacrifice, of sin and sexuality, of power and passion – and now new research demonstrates that the color red makes men more alluring to women.

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2009-02-06 06:56:32

New research into how the brain reacts to colors suggests that red seems to improve attention to detail while blue sparks creativity.

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2008-10-29 10:06:14

A groundbreaking study by two University of Rochester psychologists to be published online Oct 28 by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology adds color — literally and figuratively — to the age-old question of what attracts men to women.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.