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2013-09-19 23:18:12

Innovest Systems, a financial technology firm specializing in trust accounting and wealth management solutions, today announced its charitable partnership with Impact Network. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Innovest Systems, a financial technology firm specializing in trust accounting and wealth management solutions, today announced its charitable partnership with Impact Network. Impact Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2009, is transforming education in...

Rhythm Linked With Language In Brain
2013-09-18 11:24:07

[ Watch the Video: Rhythm And Reading Go Hand In Hand ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Northwestern University have found that people who can keep a beat are more responsive to speech neurologically than those with less rhythm, according to a report published in this week’s Journal of Neuroscience. Study author Nina Kraus, a professor at Northwestern University and head of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, pointed out that previous research...

Scientists Study Vicariously Unlearning Fears
2013-09-16 17:58:47

[ Read the Article: Facing Your Fears Vicariously ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Whether it’s a fear of spiders or clowns, phobias can be difficult to overcome. However, new research from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden has revealed that seeing someone else safely interact with the feared creature or person can help to reduce these conditioned fear responses and keep them from resurfacing later on. According to the Swedish researchers’...

2013-09-13 23:25:37

The “SP theory of intelligence”, developed by Dr. Gerry Wolff of CognitionResearch.org, promises less complexity in computers, more intelligence, and new insights in psychology and neuroscience. Menai Bridge, UK (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 The “SP theory of intelligence”, described in a new article in the journal “Information”, aims to solve two problems with computers—their complexity and their lack of intelligence. The theory borrows a neglected idea from psychology: that...

2013-09-13 23:02:02

Ultimate Vocabulary™ developer eReflect announced today that it has begun a collaboration with StudyGs.net, a complete online guide for anyone interested in the science and art of learning. New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 The parent company of Ultimate Vocabulary™ software, eReflect, has teamed up with StudyGs.net, a pioneer in providing a variety of approaches to learning and studying to its online users. eReflect, excited about this new collaboration, revealed today the...

2013-09-13 11:05:12

-Previous research has found contradictory linkages among cognition, verbal skills, and later alcohol use. -A new study has found that better verbal development during childhood predicts more frequent drinking and intoxication during adolescence and young adulthood. -Study authors speculate this verbal/alcohol association may be partially due to peer associations. Some studies have found that poorer cognitive abilities during adolescence and early adulthood predict an increased risk for...

2013-09-09 20:27:07

Campaigns to get young people to stop smoking may be more successful by focusing on the positive benefits, such as having more money and better skin, rather than emphasizing negative outcomes like increased disease risk, a study from Wellcome Trust researchers suggests. The findings reveal that young people have greater difficulty in learning from bad news to interpret their risk of future events, which might explain why they often do not respond to warnings. We all make decisions based...

2013-09-06 23:19:28

Team based assignments, team activities and team presentations are integral to most business school programs for one reason: business requires graduates to be more than individual contributors; it requires graduates with management competencies such as team skills. (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 “In today’s organizations, groups or teams make virtually all of the important strategic business decisions,” according to Associate Professor of Management at DePaul University in Chicago, Dr....

2013-09-05 11:35:51

Textbooks give short shrift to big issues like evolution College biology textbooks cater to the needs of pre-med majors and not those of the majority of students who take introductory science classes, a new study reveals. A text analysis of eight commonly used biology textbooks found that all of them closely follow the curriculum suggested for pre-med students by the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). That means the texts put a heavy emphasis on molecular and cellular biology,...

2013-09-04 23:23:21

People from all over the world will be coming to Phoenix for the first-ever Conation Nation Symposium. The two-day event will feature keynote speakers (including General William Scott Wallace and Kathy Kolbe), panel discussions, and special programs all focused on conation. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 On October 10th and 11th, 2013, Kolbe Corp will host the first-ever symposium dedicated to cultivating conation, deepening knowledge, and inspiring action while building a...