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Dr Deepak P

Universality of expressions

The amazing consistency of physical expressions in dealing with pride, as well as for shame, has fascinated many scientists.

19 Jul 2018 12:27 AM

Decoding the endowment effect

Simply owning something makes your mind think it is worth more!

11 Jun 2018 1:05 AM

Purchasing Decisions

Today, we look at a different kind of decision, such as purchasing stocks of a company.

27 Apr 2018 12:20 AM

Explore or exploit

The explore/exploit trade-off has been studied by computer scientists for many decades.

17 Mar 2018 1:39 AM

Math behind diseases

To understand it mathematically, we need to consider all possibilities, even diseases other than X.

07 Feb 2018 3:08 AM


The body clock

Their discovery was that the complex body clock has a simple framework of operation.

24 Dec 2017 12:35 AM

Mind and Randomness

The word random means selecting something by chance, and not according to a plan. Randomness is often very useful.

13 Nov 2017 12:17 AM

Anchoring theory

Start the conversation by setting your expectation upfront.

02 Oct 2017 12:17 AM

Seeing what you like

One reason behind this is a well-studied human trait, called confirmation bias.

19 Aug 2017 12:23 AM

Thought for food

The truth is, we eat not just to satisfy our hunger, but also for a lot of emotional and habitual reasons.

10 Jul 2017 1:22 AM


Half full or Half Empty

The proverbial example of judging the glass as being half full or half empty is another example that invokes your ‘affective’ brain.

24 May 2017 12:15 AM

The science of dreams

There is even a name for the study of dreams: Oneirology.

13 Apr 2017 12:47 AM

Tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon

Thinking about cognition is meta-thinking or meta-cognition.

01 Mar 2017 12:26 AM

Why optical illusion happens

Our choice is the Hering illusion, first described by German physiologist Ewald Hering in 1861.

20 Jan 2017 12:14 AM