Organic food labels "trick" us into thinking food is healthier and tastier

Organic food labels 'trick' us into thinking food is healthier and tastier Perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'Organic foods were estimated to have significantly fewer calories and taste lower in fat Customers were also willing to pay 23% more for them By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 14:51 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 3 April 2013 Putting an organic label on ordinary foods can trick shoppers into believing that they are healthier, taste better and have fewer calories, new research suggests. Known as the 'health halo effect', previous studies have shown that we perceive foods labelled as organic to be healthier. Now, scientists at New York’s Cornell University have found the label can influence much more than health views – perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'.

Cameron and Miliband really are on a different wavelength: People at different ends of political spectrum "use their brains differently"

Ed and Dave really are on a different wavelength: People at opposite ends of political spectrum 'use their brains differently'New study says while parental influence may play a role, being a Tory or a socialist changes how the brain functions The results suggest that liberals and conservatives engage in different cognitive processes when they think about risk By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:49 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 04:20 GMT, 14 February 2013 People at opposite ends of the political spectrum don't just have different views – they even use their brains differently. Researchers have found liberals and conservatives use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions and these regions can be used to predict which political party a person prefers. The new study by a team of political scientists and neuroscientists suggests that while genetics or parental influence may play a significant role, being a Tory or a socialist changes how the brain functions

IQ tests are "meaningless and too simplistic" claim researchers

IQ tests are 'meaningless and too simplistic' claim researchers Researchers say findings are a 'wake up call' for anyone using current testsComes after biggest ever study of intelligence | UPDATED: 18:29 GMT, 19 December 2012 It will come as a relief to those who failed to shine when taking an IQ test. After conducting the largest ever study of intelligence, researchers have found that far from indicating how clever you are, IQ testing is actually rather ‘meaningless’.

Can women tell if a man will cheat on them just by looking at him?

Can women tell if a man will cheat on them just by looking at a photo Researchers claim there is a 'kernel of truth' in the idea Researchers say women based their decision on how masculine person was, rather than how attractive.Men were unable to perform the same tasks | UPDATED: 17:27 GMT, 7 December 2012 Researchers say that women are able to tell just by looking at an unfamiliar male face whether he will cheat on them. A team at the University of Western Australia showed almost 200 photos to men and women – and found the women were able to spot the love rats more accurately than they expected. They say the idea women can judge a man's sexual faithfulness just by looking at them has 'a kernel of truth.

On a diet? Filling up on fruit and vegetables WON"T trick you into eating less

On a diet Filling up on fruit and vegetables WON'T trick you into eating lessBeing on a fruit- and vegetable-heavy diet made no long-term difference to fullness, researchers foundAdding fruit juice before meals actually boosted hunger and weight gain It goes against the theory that people should 'fill up' on lots of fruit and veg to help them feel full for longer | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 3 December 2012 The dieters among us are often advised to fill our plates up with fruit and vegetables at meal times to avoid gobbling down calorie laden fare later in the day.