Latest Barbara Landau Stories

2010-02-01 18:52:13

Imagine that you are emerging from the subway and heading for your destination when you realize that you are going in the wrong direction.

2005-05-27 07:00:00

Language may be a "glue" helping children and adults cement their visual memory of objects in the natural world, researchers conclude. Certain visual properties of objects aren't well remembered. This new research finds that matching the object with specific language cues can improve visual memory.

Word of the Day
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.