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empathy from fiction
2014-08-11 13:01:51

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Empathy is important for navigating complex social situations, and is considered a highly desirable trait. Raymond Mar, a psychologist at York University in Canada, discussed how exposure to narrative fiction may improve our ability to understand what other people are thinking or feeling in his session at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention. Exposure to stories Many stories are about people - their mental...

training turtles
2014-08-10 04:43:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has successfully trained four red-footed tortoises how to use a touchscreen, according to new research appearing in the July edition of the journal Behavioral Processes. The research, which was led by Dr. Anna Wilkinson of the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences, was part of a study designed to teach the creatures navigational techniques. Previous research has demonstrated that...

2014-08-08 12:28:07

DUBLIN, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Smart Education & Learning Market by Hardware, Software & Educational Content - Global Advancements, Market Forecast and Analysis (2014 - 2019)" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The market for smart education has developed and has adopted the latest technology with increasing demand from K-12 and higher education institutions. This market involves...

preterm birth
2014-07-31 02:15:30

University of Adelaide There's some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at term. A study conducted by the University's Robinson Research Institute has found that as long as the preterm child experiences no brain injury in early life, their cognitive abilities as a teenager can potentially be as good as their...

2014-07-30 23:00:39

MyMobileUniversity is the global initiative to impact lives through education and it is a learning platform for all ages. MMU believes in the fundamental right to a quality public education for all and are now inviting individuals, who are passionate about the universal right to education, to come on board as Goodwill Ambassadors. Washington, DC and Malaysia (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 MyMobileUniversity (MMU) is a global initiative to impact lives through education by LTT Global an award...

2014-07-23 23:31:41

Two recent studies reveal that child abuse is much more common in ADHD and dyslexia. In Dr. Harold Levinson’s clinical experience, early and effective medical treatment rapidly “normalizes” overall functioning and so may minimize or prevent child abuse and many other impairments from arising. Great Neck, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Two recent studies indicate that previously untreated adults with dyslexia and ADHD were significantly more abused as children than those without these...

2014-07-23 23:25:16

200 companies participate in virtual sessions about STEM with Nepris since January launch. Dallas (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Students better grasp abstract concepts like ratios when a working architect shows them how mathematics affects building design. Few professionals, however, have the time to drive to a school or they are ill-prepared for translating their professional work into concepts students understand. Nepris has now bridged that gap for over 200 companies. Before Nepris—an online...

aging and cognition
2014-07-22 04:53:10

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Picture this: You pick up your cell phone to call a close family member, someone you know well and speak with on the phone often. Every time, you physically enter the phone number; you know this number by heart and have for many years. Suddenly, though, you can't remember the number to save your life. You stare at the phone, bewildered by the forgotten number. Frustration seeps in, and you feel your age. Aging is not easy. First...

2014-07-17 23:06:27

ALOHA launching Reading | Writing program for five to six year olds. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 While summer has just begun in some parts of the country, the school year is not far away for some of us. To begin 2014 school year with a new initiative, ALOHA Mind Math is launching ‘ALOHA Champ,’ for children aged between 5 and 6 years. Mani Manickavelu, President and CEO of ALOHA Mind Math says, "After the phenomenal success of our Reading and Writing program, launched in 2012, we...

Parkinson's Enhances Creativity: Study
2014-07-15 03:26:50

Tel Aviv University New TAU study confirms creative energy in Parkinson's sufferers is greater than in healthy individuals Prof. Rivka Inzelberg of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sagol Neuroscience Center at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, documented the exceptional creativity of Parkinson's patients two years ago in a review for Behavioral Neuroscience. Since then, she has conducted the first empirical study to verify a link between Parkinson's disease...


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