If you're still undecided, somehow, you should know about these weird psychological cues that could sway your vote. Sometimes it's not the big issues--sometimes it's, like, did your team win its most recent game. Seriously.
Ready for election season to be over? Maybe it's time to curl up with a good sitcom and wait this thing out. Except new research out of Australia suggests that, sometimes, we actually find the presidential debates funnier than sitcoms. Through non-invasive procedures, such as monitoring the muscles used in smiling, researchers determined that subjects laughed more on average during popular sitcoms but that the intensity of laughter was higher in moments of the presidential debates. (Obama's zinger about Romney having a big pension rated high on the funny scale.) No word on if they'll renew the debates for another season. [PhysOrg]
Most people play through a "moral choice" game like BioShock or Fallout making the same decisions they'd make if presented with those choices in real life. But not everyone. Who are these morality-flaunters?