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Risk of infanticide drove evolution of monogamy

Risk of infanticide drove evolution of monogamy

Research Department

The study, by academics from UCL, Oxford University, the University of Manchester and the University of Auckland, is the first to show that this evolutionary pathway explains the emergence of pair living.

Prisoners doing yoga may see psychological benefits

Prisoners doing yoga may see psychological benefits

Research

Yoga can improve mood and mental wellbeing among prisoners, an Oxford University study suggests, and may also have an effect on impulsive behaviour.

Cutlery 'can influence food taste'

Cutlery 'can influence food taste'

Research Department

Research carried out by the Crossmodal Research Lab, in the perception of how food tastes is influenced by cutlery. The research suggests that the size, weight, shape and colour all have an effect on flavour.

Horizon: The Truth about Personality

Research

The work of Professor Elaine Fox who directs the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN) based in the Department of Experimental Psychology, is featured in a forthcoming Horizon programme presented by Michael Mosley. The programme called The Truth about Personality is due to air on BBC2 on Wednesday 10th July at 9.00 pm.