Pigeons As Art Critics

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The top 10 images are those that were seen as “good” pictures, while the bottom 10 were the “bad” pictures.

Pigeons could be art critics yet, according to a new study which shows that like humans, pigeons can be trained to tell the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ paintings. According to Professor Shigeru Watanabe from Keio University in Japan, pigeons use both color and pattern cues to judge the paintings’ beauty as defined by humans, as well as their texture.

 

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Study: Why Saints Sin and Sinners Become Saintly

Study: Why Saints Sin and Sinners Become Saintly

Saints sin and sinners become saintly 

To many, New York Gov. Eliott Spitzer’s fall from grace seemed to make no sense at all. But a new Northwestern University study offers provocative insights that possibly could relate to why the storm trooper of reform — formerly known as the Sheriff of Wall Street — seemingly went from saint to sinner overnight.

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Choice is Bad, Choice is Good, Choice is Exhausting

 Choice is Bad, Choice is Good, Choice is Exhausting

Too many choices are mentally exhausting

Each day, we are bombarded with options — at the local coffee shop, at work, in stores or on the TV at home. Do you want a double-shot soy latte, a caramel macchiato or simply a tall house coffee for your morning pick-me-up” Having choices is typically thought of as a good thing. Maybe not, say researchers who found we are more fatigued and less productive when faced with a plethora of choices.

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