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This Rehab Robot Challenges You to Tic-Tac-Toe

May 7, 2018

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

While trying to beat the robot, patients are practicing repetitive reach and grasp rehab exercises.

If You Believe It, It’s True

May 3, 2018

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

BGU study says that people reflexively accept information as accurate if it aligns with their worldview.

People Think You’re Older When You Smile

May 3, 2018

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

People who smiled in photos were perceived as looking older than they did with a neutral expression.