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The Lateral Preference Inventory Coren (1993) developed an inventory for lateral preference (The Lateral Preference Inventory). Several items concerned ear preference. I found the choice of items to be quite interesting. See below for the items concerned with ear preference. Based on a large adult normative sample, a total score was created for the four ...


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In psychology, we call people's attitudes towards things "preferences", and the emotional experience associated with preference is referred to as "affect", or more specifically, "valence", which is positive or negative. As alluded to in the question, there is a genetic predisposition for certain preferences, such as sugar (sweetness), and some aversions, ...


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It may have to do with language. The idea that language influences thought is called Linguistic Relativity: The more accepted weak version claims that linguistic categories and usage only influence thoughts and decisions. Lera Boroditsky summarizes research on the influence language has on direction and time: English speakers tend to talk about ...


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One study found a slight correlation between physical activity and extraversion (r = 0.23), neuroticism (r = −0.11) and conscientiousness (r = 0.20), though the results were relatively inconclusive. Another study found that physically active individuals ranked slightly higher on all scales except for neuroticism. A third study found correlations between all ...


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The question made me think instantly of the Kiki/Bouba effect. This effect is seen when people are to ascribe the name Kiki to point shapes and and Bouba to rounded shapes (Fig. 1); the overwhelming majority calls the star Kiki and the blob Bouba. One hypothesis is that Bouba is associated with the round shape because a more rounded shape is made by our ...


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There is the structure called the Fusiform-face area (FFA), which is located in the low tempero-parietal region. In human studies, the FFA has shown to highlight strongly when you look at a human face, as opposed to any other (inanimate) object. This is what the region got its name from. However, it is believed that the FFA is not necessarily a face area (...


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To me the most obvious similarity factor would be culture/schooling. And that also creates a large confounder for the things you ask about (personality etc.) A bit of searching did find a paper from 1981 by Ruffner & Burgoon, but it has very few citations. It also uses a pretty antiquated personality test (the Omnibus Personality Inventory). The climax ...


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Reasons why we do or do not like certain foods: 1. Taste I may want to eat foods that taste pleasantly: chocolate, cakes, fried chicken and...sweet cabbage (?!). 2. Bowel regularity I discover that whole-grain bread makes wonders to my bowel regularity, which makes my stomach to feel good, which overweights a bit bitter taste of such bread in my mouth, ...


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There's not much research on this, but one study I found Kruger (2017) found no significant relationship between parenting effort and the usual measure of sociosexuality (SOI):


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Dichotic listening task can be helpful to identify if someone has right ear advantage (REA) or LEA.


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