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Human Behavior In Taking Surveys Identified With Quantum Theory
2014-06-17 06:33:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Quantum theory, much like Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, is mainly used to describe the workings of the Universe. Scientists use quantum theory to describe the actions of subatomic particles, but a new study from The Ohio State University and Indiana University uses quantum theory to identify and describe human behavior. The findings, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrate a...

Your Body Does Not Lie: Political Ads Of Candidates People Oppose Are Ignored
2012-09-17 10:00:08

A recent study examined people´s bodily responses while watching presidential campaign ads - and discovered another way that people avoid political information that challenges their beliefs. In the last days of the 2008 campaign, researchers had people watch a variety of actual ads for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his Democratic rival Barack Obama while the viewers´ heart rates, skin conductance and activation of facial muscles were monitored. The results...

2012-04-30 15:38:50

People aren´t very good at media multitasking - like reading a book while watching TV - but do it anyway because it makes them feel good, a new study suggests. The findings provide clues as to why multitasking is so popular, even though many studies show it is not productive. Researchers had college students record all of their media use and other activities for 28 days, including why they used various media sources and what they got out of it. The findings showed that...

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