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2013-05-22 08:27:56

PITTSBURGH, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of Brad Pitt's recent announcement attributing his poor memory to prosopagnosia, or face blindness, Carnegie Mellon University extends an invitation to the actor to have his brain imaged and examined by renowned neuroscientist, Marlene Behrmann. "Carnegie Mellon is one of the very few places that can both test for face blindness and perform the brain imaging in our state-of-the-art imaging center," said Behrmann, professor of...

2013-05-14 16:24:52

LAKE MARY, Fla., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GIST Publishing announces the release of Mind Code: How Language Influences the Way We Think by Dr. Charles E. Bailey. Dr. Bailey received his medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston and completed psychiatric residency training at the University of Florida. He practiced as a General Psychiatrist in the Orlando, Florida area for over twenty years. For the past ten years, he has conducted clinical research in...

2013-04-02 12:29:30

Carnegie Mellon University Cognitive Psychology & Neuroscience Professor Helped Develop the Software Tutor that Thinks Like a Math Student PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) professor John R. Anderson, whose human thought and cognition research has revolutionized how we learn, is receiving the Association for Psychological Science's (APS) William James Lifetime Achievement Award for Basic Research. The award, APS's highest honor, recognizes...

2013-03-28 23:02:01

Identifying the neural code could greatly increase the chances those projects could succeed in all their stated goals Greenville, SC (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 Clinical psychologist Dr. Robert A. Moss and three graduate students have just published an article supporting the cortical column as the binary unit (bit) involved in all cortical processing and memory storage. The physiological definition of memory involves the connections among columns which serve as the neural circuits. It is...

2013-03-28 16:24:11

Project to Explore How Non-Cognitive Factors Influence Personalized Learning PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Learning, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL), has received a two-year $1.4 million contract from Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) to test how cognitive and non-cognitive factors together affect learning. The ADL laboratories, located in Alexandria, VA and Orlando, FL, prototype and test learning technologies and...

How Unconscious Processing Improves Decision-making Shown By Brain Imaging Research
2013-02-13 10:30:00

Carnegie Mellon University When faced with a difficult decision, it is often suggested to "sleep on it" or take a break from thinking about the decision in order to gain clarity. But new brain imaging research from Carnegie Mellon University, published in the journal "Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience," finds that the brain regions responsible for making decisions continue to be active even when the conscious brain is distracted with a different task. The research provides...

2012-10-09 22:23:05

Keeping the lungs healthy could be an important way to retain thinking functions that relate to problem-solving and processing speed in one´s later years, new research suggests. While these two types of “fluid” cognitive functions were influenced by reduced pulmonary function, a drop in lung health did not appear to impair memory or lead to any significant loss of stored knowledge, the study showed. Researchers used data from a Swedish study of aging that tracked...

Imaging Neural Pathways In Brain Show Intelligence Levels
2012-08-02 12:51:02

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The brain is an intricate part of the body to say the least. And new research has focused on the effect of neural connectivity on one area of these intricacies, imaging a person's brain to estimate their level of intelligence. Researchers have long thought that overall brain size can affect individual variations in intelligence. A past study delved into this particular topic and demonstrated that the brain´s lateral...

2012-07-24 11:07:32

Stroboscopic training, performing a physical activity while using eyewear that simulates a strobe-like experience, has been found to increase visual short-term memory retention, and the effects lasted 24 hours. Participants in a Duke University study engaged in physical activities, such as playing catch, while using either specialized eyewear that limits vision to only brief snapshots or while using eyewear with clear lenses that provides uninterrupted vision. Participants completed a...

2012-07-09 06:28:58

PITTSBURGH, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Marcel Just -- a leading neuroscientist who focuses on how language comprehension and problem-solving emerges from brain processes -- has been selected to receive the Society for Text and Discourse Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) The society's most prestigious award is given to honor scholars who make outstanding scientific contributions to the...