Monthly Archives: November 2013

Oxytocin Stimulates Reward Center Strengthening Monogamy

How is the bond between people in love maintained? Scientists at the Bonn University Medical Center have discovered a biological mechanism that could explain the attraction between loving couples: If oxytocin is administered to men and if they are shown … Continue reading

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Be Mine Forever: Oxytocin May Help Build Long-Lasting Love

  If cupid had studied neuroscience, he’d know to aim his arrows at the brain rather than the heart. Recent research suggests that for love to last, it’s best he dip those arrows in oxytocin. Although scientists have long known … Continue reading

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Faces, Faces Everywhere

Interesting article in The New York Times regarding the phenomenon of “pareidolia”, which is seeing faces in objects and nature where there are no actual faces. Here they argue for the ‘holistic’ view and the ‘expert’ view, which is getting … Continue reading

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Student t-Test in Excel

To test if any two different image sets are equal or unequal, one can also perform a t-test to see if they differ from each other or are more or less the same. Here’s another clip, almost the same, but … Continue reading

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Sensitivity Detection Theory and Receiver Operating Characteristic using SPSS

In my masters thesis I have two image sets, which should be more or less equal in the sense of being easy/hard for the participants. So how do I find out how equal these two sets are? First I run … Continue reading

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If/Then function in Excel

This post is about if you want to use the ‘if/then’ function in Excel with letters or text. The ‘original’ if/then formula with values is something like this: =IF(C13=20,1,0) But if you want to use text or letters, just put … Continue reading

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Import Text Into Excel

Sometimes you need to import data from, lets say matlab, eprime, word or just a txt.-file, so you can further analyze it in Excel or SPSS. Its quite easy-piecy, like the clip above shows, or the web page below also … Continue reading

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