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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...

2012-03-29 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...

2012-03-19 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,...

2012-03-08 06:12:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — You might want to think twice about letting your child start kindergarten too early or skip a grade. Studies show that the youngest children in classrooms are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their peers in the same grade. Two recent studies have shown a link between the relative age of children and diagnosis of ADHD and prescription of medication. Younger children in the same grade as children...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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