Researchers investigated how the properties of food photos influence expectations of how the food shown will taste.
Howlin, Stapleton, and Rooney studied how music can be used to reduce pain, collecting information from adults experiencing acute pain.
Christiana and teammates probed the effectiveness of using signage along pathways to encourage people to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves.
Hatano and colleagues’ research will interest you if you design or manage areas where people wait or ever wait yourself (and who doesn’t from time to time?).
Qi, Lu, and Chen’s research confirms the wayfinding-related findings of previous studies; being able to see the outdoors as we walk inside a building helps us keep track of where we are and find our way to a desired location.
Devlin’s study was conducted in doctor’s office waiting rooms but its findings can reasonably be extended to other sorts of places.
Where would people prefer to give birth?
Franconeri, Padilla, Shah, Zacks, and Hullman (in a study published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest) report on their research into how to share data with others.
Roessler, Weber, Tawil, and Kuhn evaluated human responses to various housing facades, by getting people in Denmark, Germany, and Canada to provide their impressions of images of Canadian homes.
Ellenberg’s recent book on geometry is drawing lots of attention to a topic many thought they’d left behind when they graduated from high school.