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Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Journal of Consumer Research
Think your friends know you pretty well? Think again
Researchers from the University of Michigan and Columbia University recently compared how well people think their friends know them to their actual taste in movies and restaurants. They found that we tend to overestimate personal information more in close friends than in acquaintances.

Contact: Suzanne Wu
swu@press.uchicago.edu
773-834-0386
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Journal of Consumer Research
New study shows that variety is overrated, especially in our choices for others
Variety is the spice of life, right? Well, not as much as we expect it to be. Contrary to our own predictions, we generally get more satisfaction from eating our favorite foods repeatedly than from having a wide variety of menu options. New research forthcoming in the March 2006 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research shows that when it comes to choosing foods for others, we even more egregiously overestimate the desire for variety.

Contact: Suzanne Wu
swu@press.uchicago.edu
773-834-0386
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Journal of Consumer Research
How we view ourselves affects perception of products and brands
A forthcoming article in the March 2006 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research compares the attitudes of American and Singaporean subjects toward well-known brands in order to assess how a consumer's self-view influences perception of consumer goods. The researchers found that Westerners, who tend to have a personality-oriented independent self-view, focus on the general qualities of the brand. Easterners, who focus more interdependently on contextual factors and their relationships to others, instead associate a company with its products.

Contact: Suzanne Wu
swu@press.uchicago.edu
773-834-0386
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Giving déjà vu a second look
Psychologists from Leeds' memory group are working with sufferers of chronic déjà vu on the world's first study of the condition.
Economic & Social Research Council

Contact: Hannah Love
h.e.b.love@leeds.ac.uk
44-113-343-4100
University of Leeds

Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Simulator for fork-lift trucks
Researchers at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energetics and Materials at the Public University of Navarre are working on the implementation of a fork-lift truck simulator for training purposes and aimed at minimising the risks involved in their use in the workplace. The project, led by Department member Jesus Maria Pintor, is being undertaken after being commissioned by the Navarre Government's Institute of Occupational Health and forms part of a wider project, started in 2002, on workplace risks involved with fork-lift trucks.

Contact: Garazi Andonegi
garazi@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Birth defects: 8 million annually worldwide
About 8 million children -- 6 percent of total births worldwide -- are born annually with a serious genetic or partially genetic birth defect, according to the "March of Dimes Global Report on Birth Defects: The Hidden Toll of Dying and Disabled Children." At least 3.3 million children less than 5 years old die annually because of serious birth defects. About 3.2 million of those who survive may be mentally and physically disabled for life.
March of Dimes

Contact: Marshall Hoffman, Hoffman & Hoffman
marshall@hoffmanpr.com
703-206-9888
March of Dimes Foundation

Public Release: 27-Jan-2006
JAMA
'Super Bowls' lead to super appetites
In a hidden scale study at last year's Super Bowl party, a JAMA article shows that partiers serving themselves snacks from large 4-liter bowls served 53 percent more –- 142 more calories -- than those serving from 2-liter bowls. Study leader and Cornell Professor Brian Wansink, explained that we use the size of the bowls on a table as a rule-of-thumb as to how much we should take.

Contact: Brian Wansink
Wansink@Cornell.edu
607-254-6302
Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Public Release: 26-Jan-2006
Science
Study: How to make mentors matter in the sciences
Students in science often joke that finding a good research advisor can be almost as tricky as finding the perfect spouse. UW-Madison has a project in place that helps maximize the student-mentor relationship -- especially in the sciences, where such partnerships can make or break careers.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Christine Pfund
cepfund@wisc.edu
608-261-1180
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 26-Jan-2006
Canine cancer vaccine program shows early promise
It wasn't publicized, other than by word of mouth, and still the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine was overwhelmed with requests. Since 1998, the school's oncology department has been producing an anti-cancer vaccine for dogs diagnosed with melanoma.

Contact: Tania Banak
banakt@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu
608-263-6914
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 26-Jan-2006
Sequencing our seas
Scientists have sequenced and compared the genomes of planktonic microbes living throughout the water column in the Pacific Ocean. The pioneering study yielded insight into the specialization of microbial communities at each depth -- ranging from 40 to more than 13,000 feet.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Randy Vines
rvines@nsf.gov
703-292-7763
National Science Foundation

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