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2012-04-18 21:50:34

The willingness of people to punish others who lie, cheat, steal or violate other social norms even when they weren´t harmed and don´t stand to benefit personally, is a distinctly human behavior. There is scant evidence that other animals, even other primates, behave in this “I punish you because you harmed him” fashion. Although this behavior — called third-party punishment — has long been institutionalized in human legal systems and economists have...

2012-04-12 11:16:12

Study uncovers a possible positive effect of using multiple forms of media at the same time Our obsession with multiple forms of media is not necessarily all bad news, according to a new study by Kelvin Lui and Alan Wong from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Their work shows that those who frequently use different types of media at the same time appear to be better at integrating information from multiple senses - vision and hearing in this instance - when asked to perform a specific...

2012-04-05 02:20:36

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luciad, the market leader in high performance visualization for Situational Awareness applications is pleased to announce LuciadRIA(TM). LuciadRIA enables easy development of Geospatial Situational Awareness applications in browser-based environments. Customers and prospects indicated that there is a need to offer state-of-the-art applications in browser-based environments. Luciad has been in close contact with architects and...

2012-03-29 23:33:08

New research explains how speaking more than one language may translate to better mental health. A paper published by Cell Press in the March 29th issue of the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences examines how being bilingual can offer protection from the symptoms of dementia, and also suggests that the increasing diversity in our world populations may have an unexpected positive impact on the resiliency of the adult brain. "Previous studies have established that bilingualism has a...

2012-03-28 09:23:44

A hallmark of human intelligence is the ability to efficiently adapt to uncertain, changing and open-ended environments. In such environments, efficient adaptive behavior often requires considering multiple alternative behavioral strategies, adjusting them, and possibly inventing new ones. These reasoning, learning and creative abilities involve the frontal lobes, which are especially well developed in humans compared to other primates. However, how the frontal function decides to create...

Holding A Gun Causes People To Think Others Are Holding Guns, Too
2012-03-22 13:05:35

New and interesting research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that wielding a gun causes that person to see guns in the hands of others. Professor of Psychology James Brockmole specializes in human cognition and behavior at Notre Dame. Along with a colleague from Purdue University, Brockmole conducted the study to determine how individuals perceive their environments in relation to their actions. The results of this study will appear in an upcoming issue of Journal of...

2012-03-20 10:27:05

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International and V.C.O.R.E. (Virtual Command Operations & Response Environments) Solutions introduce Wild Cloud, a cloud-based regional situational awareness software tool that combines SIMON, SRI's proven standards-based middleware integration platform, with V.C.O.R.E.'s fourDscape®, a four-dimensional visualization platform. The technology will be showcased for the first time in booth 1069 at the International Security...

2012-03-19 19:13:45

A team of researchers that includes a USC scientist has methodically demonstrated that a face's features or constituents — more than the face per se — are the key to recognizing a person. Their study, which goes against the common belief that brains process faces "holistically," appears this month in Psychological Science. In addition to shedding light on the way the brain functions, these results may help scientists understand rare facial recognition disorders. Humans...

'Off Topic' Thinking Linked To High Working Memory Capacity
2012-03-18 05:49:03

Having a mind that wanders and drifts off into thoughts unrelated to the task at hand might not be such a bad thing after all, according to a new study published online by the journal Psychology Science last Wednesday. In fact, according to PsychCentral Senior News Editor Rick Nauert, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science have discovered that this phenomenon is actually associated with working memory capacity,...

2012-03-16 23:02:27

The Being Well Center (BWC), an Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder diagnostic and treatment center located in Pittsburgh, PA, has expanded its services to include a technology-driven treatment track for patients located around the world. Over more than 30 years, The Being Well Center has treated nearly 10,000 ADD/ADHD patients, providing carefully monitored medication plans and success-driven, life-strategies to people across the lifespan. Now, children,...