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Modern Parenting May Hinder Brain And Emotional Development
2013-01-08 03:57:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Only the other day I was out to lunch with a lifelong friend of mine. He and I began to lament as we reminisced of our own childhood about how you never see kids out in the streets playing anymore. There are no early evening/dusk sprints home once the streetlights begin to flicker on. Roving bike gangs of 8-12 year olds are, sadly it appears, a thing of the past. Little did I know that psychologists were looking into the matter and...

Ability To Imitate Facial Features Depends On Visual Feedback
2012-12-27 18:11:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New studies by British researchers have provided hard evidence of what most of us know intuitively — that the ability to imitate the expressions and gestures of others can ease conversations and lubricate social situations. Using cutting edge computer software, the team of scientists has demonstrated that our ability to mimic facial expressions depends largely on the ability to learn through visual feedback. The so-called...

2012-12-22 05:02:39

Brain Spade developers build unique brain training content to challenge baby boomers, young adults and more. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 BrainSpade.com, a new consumer brain health application from The Rowing Team, LLC, will launch in mid-January 2013. After months of intense development and a collaborative effort from designers across the globe, Brain Spade is set to deliver valuable brain health information and offer unique brain games, brain teasers and personal challenges....

IQ Score Not A Good Gauge Of Intelligence
2012-12-20 05:34:58

[ Watch the Video: Western-Led Research Debunks the IQ Myth ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For over a hundred years, a now famous test known as the intelligence quotient (IQ) test has been the standard for measuring an individual´s cognitive abilities. Now, however, a team of researchers from University of Western Ontario has set out to debunk the myth that IQ is an accurate way to measure intelligence, and the results of their study are already rattling...

2012-11-09 11:10:26

Researchers supported by the Wellcome Trust have discovered that we use a different part of our brain to learn about social hierarchies than we do to learn ordinary information. The study provides clues as to how this information is stored in memory and also reveals that you can tell a lot about how good somebody is likely to be at judging social rank by looking at the structure of their brain. Primates (and people) are remarkably good at ranking each other within social hierarchies, a...

New Sound Device Teaches Blind People To See
2012-11-08 08:57:31

[WATCH VIDEO: Examples of Visual Stimuli Used in SSD Training] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been long believed that blindness in early infanthood makes sight restoration later in life next to impossible as the brain´s visual cortex has been deprived of visual information. But some researchers have shown that blind people, even those with lifelong blindness, can learn to process visual input using sound. Working from the Hebrew University of...

2012-11-02 14:33:03

UC Santa Barbara has reported an important discovery in the interdisciplinary study of split-brain research. The findings uncover dynamic changes in brain coordination patterns between left and right hemispheres. Split-brain research has been conducted for decades, and scientists have long ago shown that language processing is largely located in the left side of the brain. When words appear only in the left visual field —— an area processed by the right side of the brain...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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