How the sense of an ending shapes memory

Composers, novelists and film directors try to end on a high. Restaurants keen to manipulate their online reviews have found a similar trick.

Source: Tim Harford — Article — How the sense of an ending shapes memory

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How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist 

A great piece on ethics, psychology and digital design.

I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as Google’s Design Ethicist caring about how to design things in a way that defends a billion people’s minds from getting hijacked.

Source: How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist — Medium

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Improve Your Designs With Gestalt Psychology

Jon Hensley looks at real-world examples to illustrate psychology principles in use so that you can begin to use them in your own designs.

Source: Improve Your Designs With The Principles Of Similarity And Proximity (Part 1) – Smashing Magazine

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Cognitive Biases That Could Be Helping You Make Bad Decisions or the evil side of Psychology

Source: Twenty Cognitive Biases That Could Be Helping You Make Bad Decisions | IFLScience

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Beware of neuro-bunk

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Dissecting the Tricks Built Into New York’s Balthazar Resturant Menu

The psychology of menu design is the psychology of design and best of all the restaurant environment is pretty controlled so we can measure the results. Here’s some more psychology based design tips from menu design.

Source: Author William Poundstone Dissects the Marketing Tricks Built Into Balthazar’s Menu — New York Magazine

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens

A good, in-depth look at the psychology of reading

E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

Source: The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens – Scientific American

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The Brain: A neural network built entirely in Quartz Composer

A basic AI algorithm. Very neat.

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Architectures brief love affair with psychology is overdue a revival

Source: Architectures brief love affair with psychology is overdue a revival

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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.

Source: Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens | Co.Design | business + design

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