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. For a moment, you feel disoriented, but a scan of landmarks and the layout of the surrounding streets quickly helps you pinpoint your location, and you make it to your appointment with time to spare. Research tells us that human adults, toddlers, rats, chicks and even fish routinely and automatically accomplish this kind of "reorientation" by mentally...

2005-05-27 07:00:00

Children recalled objects better when given language cues HealthDay News -- Language may be a "glue" helping children and adults cement their visual memory of objects in the natural world, researchers conclude. Visual memory depends on the brain's visual system encoding and retrieving all the relevant features of an object so they can be called up later. It's a part of everyday life -- for example, in the way we remember the look and location of a set of keys left on a hallway table. But...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.