Is beauty truly in the eye of the beholder, or is there a universal standard of beauty? In an attempt to find the “beauty center” of the brain, researchers from Tsinghua University did a meta-analysis — an analysis of existing literature — of studies that used brain-imaging to measure responses to visual art, as well as asking participants to determine human beauty. Their meta-analysis was inconclusive, however, and instead lead the authors to ponder why they were investigating this in the first place.
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The UK media is regulated by the likes of IPSO and Ofcom. The report by press regulator IMPRESS highlights the link between low levels of media literacy and trust in the news. The study found that three quarters of those who did not know if journalists were regulated did not trust the news. It suggests that improving media literacy is one way to stem the erosion of trust, and shows that audiences have an appetite for information on news processes. Stakeholders need to collaborate in order to rebuild trust in the news, and independent media is well placed to do this. Read full article here