Archives for June, 2014

Psychologists uncover it’s the Referees, not the Players, who might secure Soccer World Cup Victory Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

  Psychologists uncover it’s the Referees, not the Players, who might secure Soccer World Cup Victory Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham     The referee’s award, in the opening match, of a controversial penalty to host nation Brazil, can be explained by psychology. The same psychological processes could also determine the outcome of the tournament, […]

Is Erotica Bad for the Brain? Raj Persaud and Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm

Is Erotica Bad for the Brain?   Raj Persaud and Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm   A new brain scanning study just about to be published in a prestigious academic journal, finds that consumption of pornography in men is associated with smaller cerebral gray matter volume, and lower connectivity, in certain cortical regions.     One theory that […]