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2012-02-22 12:04:02

If you are looking for a particular object — say a yellow pencil — on a cluttered desk, how does your brain work to visually locate it?

2012-02-14 11:47:55

The proficiency that a bilingual person has of both languages, the context in which he speaks them or unconscious changes in their use are the factors that make people who speak Spanish and Catalan switch from one language to another.

2012-02-08 12:30:30

A team of researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have developed a web application to test the visual intelligence of Facebook users through the social network.

2012-02-06 22:20:04

Researchers have found a way to study how our brains assess the behavior – and likely future actions – of others during competitive social interactions.

2011-12-27 08:39:55

Efforts to help people with learning impairments are being aided by a species of sea snail known as Aplysia californica.

2011-12-22 06:43:32

Imagine you're a hockey goalie, and two opposing players are breaking in alone on you, passing the puck back and forth.

2011-12-11 06:09:46

New research published Dec. 9 in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. It's the kind of thing seen in Hollywood's "Matrix" franchise.

2011-12-02 12:49:20

Sustained changes in the region of the brain associated with cognitive function and emotional control were found in young adult men after one week of playing violent video games.

2011-11-17 03:36:33

John DeLuca, PhD, Vice President for Research at Kessler Foundation presented findings on the use of a behavioral technique for cognitive rehabilitation in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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