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Dream and daydream: differences and similarities

Did you know that daydreams reflect events from the previous two days and “night” dreams resemble a fictional plot?

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Does your dog have social skills?

A study suggests that viewing the owner’s face works as a positive social reinforcement for dogs. Learn more about this and other surprising results about “man’s best friend”.

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The near-death-experiences features

In the scope of the research project “Characterization of “Near-Death Experiences” through the comparison of experiencers and non-experiencers’ particularities: inter-individual differences in cognitive characteristics and susceptibility to false memories” supported by the BIAL Foundation, the research team of the University of Liège led by Steven Laureys published the paper The Near-Death Experience Content (NDE-C) scale: Development and psychometric validation in the journal Consciousness and Cognition.

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Neurocognitive explorations of spiritual experience in Frontiers in Psychology

Joseph Glicksohn and Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan, team members of the research project 228/14 - Pushing consciousness and selfhood towards their boundaries - An EEG neurophenomenological study, published the paper Immersion, Absorption, and Spiritual Experience: Some Preliminary Findings in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.

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Fear expressions of dogs under analysis in Scientific Reports

The article Fear expressions of dogs during New Year fireworks: a video analysis has been published in Scientific Reports. This paper presents some of the main findings from project 69/16 - The potential effect of behavioral stimulation on social competence in dogs (via endogenous oxytocin release), supported by the BIAL Foundation and coordinated by Anna Kis.

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