Primed by expectations – why a classic psychology experiment isn’t what it seemed | Not Exactly Rocket Science

In the early 20th century,the world was captivated by a mathematical horse called Clever Hans.He could apparently perform basic arithmetic,keep track of a calendar and tell the time.When his owner,Wilhelm von Osten,asked him a question,Hans would answer by tapping out the correct number with his roof.

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Go Ahead and Gossip–Science Says It’s the Right Thing to Do | Discoblog

Thorough scientific study has revealed that lots of supposed vices can have surprising upsides:alcohol,sex,caffeine.Thanks to UC Berkeley researchers, we can now add another so-bad-but-oh-so-good habit to the list:Gossip, their new study suggests, can be a selfless act to public services.

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Go Ahead and Gossip–Science Says It’s the Right Thing to Do | Discoblog