Latest Piotr Winkielman Stories

2010-02-10 12:47:20

A negative mood, it turns out, imparts a warm glow to the familiar.

2009-09-02 23:45:00

Study finds that thoughts color perception -- implications range from everyday misunderstandings to social anxiety and eyewitness memory.

2005-05-28 09:40:00

Subliminal images of smiling faces may make consumers more willing to try new things, new research suggests. The findings suggest that the human mind is much more attuned to facial expressions.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.