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Study: How false beliefs could affect patients’ decisions

5 February 2015

People who falsely believe that a bogus drug works find it harder to accept the evidence that a truly effective medication is beneficial, a study by researchers at the University of Deusto in Spain and UNSW Australia shows.

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Curiosity changes the brain to boost memory and learning

3 October 2014

When the curious mind is stimulated, everyone from school kids to the elderly learn and remember more no matter the subject matter, UNSW psychology research fellow Amy Reichelt tells The Conversation.

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