How do children draw themselves? It depends who’s looking

It’s the archetypal child’s drawing—family, pet, maybe a house and garden, and the child themselves. Yet how do children represent themselves in their drawings, and does this representation alter according to who will look at the picture? A research team led by academics from the University of Chichester has examined this issue and found that children’s expressive drawings of themselves […]

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How we judge personality from faces depends on our pre-existing beliefs about how personality works

We make snap judgments of others based not only on their facial appearance, but also on our pre-existing beliefs about how others’ personalities work, finds a new study by a team of psychology researchers. We make snap judgments of others based not only on their facial appearance, but also on our pre-existing beliefs about how others’ personalities work, finds a […]

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Cross-species prion adaptation depends on prion replication environment

A hamster prion that replicated under conditions of low RNA levels in mouse brain material resulted in altered disease features when readapted and transmitted back to hamsters, according to new research presented in PLOS Pathogens by Elizaveta Katorcha of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues. Prions are abnormal proteins that can induce normal versions of the […]

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