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Researchers Advocate For More Scientific Research On Consciousness
2014-07-11 03:46:20

By Hilary Hurd Anyaso, Northwestern University Why does a relentless stream of subjective experiences normally fill your mind? Maybe that's just one of those mysteries that will always elude us. Yet, research from Northwestern University suggests that consciousness lies well within the realm of scientific inquiry -- as impossible as that may currently seem. Although scientists have yet to agree on an objective measure to index consciousness, progress has been made with this agenda in...

Scientists Discover On-Off Switch To A Person's Consciousness
2014-07-07 14:42:29

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online An orchestra, consisting of woodwinds, strings, percussion and brass instruments, each work off a score specific to the instrument they are playing. They each contribute a layer to the overall performance that, by themselves, would paint only a limited picture of what the piece was meant to sound like. Imagine Beethoven's 5th Symphony where all you heard were the oboes playing. The conductor, standing before the full written score, is...

2014-06-09 16:24:33

A World Famous Psychic Discusses the Birth-Life Continuum BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Science has told us that everything began with a "Big Bang". We are told that everything came out of nothing. And that is where the explanation dies. But where did the "nothing" come from? That something, which we are told "banged" out of the Big Bang, must be made of nothing, if nothing is in fact its root, its source. The "Tao Te Ching" one of the greatest books...

Is the Universe the creation of consciousness
2013-11-15 13:43:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While opinions about the existence of heaven or hell are firmly entrenched in the public consciousness, a Wake Forest stem cell scientist has put forward a theory that says death is just a construct of the human mind. In his theory, called biocentrism, Dr. Robert Lanza claims the universe is created by life, not the other way around. The theory posits that a person's consciousness determines the appearance and behavior of objects in...

2013-06-10 23:18:52

Producer CEO at RKNet Studios stated: “Developing awareness and sensory integration are key features of cognitive skills development in Cognitions Bridge games, which are designed to act as therapy to many disorders including Autism. In a game played against the computer, the sensory integration in the game helps to "balance" the input of the senses. The computer acts as mentor and a friendly playmate that can play for hours, interact non-verbally, and doesn´t judge.”...

Baby Laughter Subject Of New Cognition Study
2012-11-05 15:00:32

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Believe it or not, there´s a lot to be learned from babies. In the 1890s the American philosopher and psychologist William James speculated that infants do not enter the world as ℠blank slates´ as had been previously thought. Flying in the face of conventional wisdom, James suggested that rather than passively absorbing information from their environment, babies come equipped with a great deal of built-in...

2012-02-10 14:06:36

There will always be a wild and unpredictable quality to creativity and invention, says Anthony McCaffrey, a cognitive psychology researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, because an "Aha moment" is rare and reaching it means overcoming formidable mental obstacles. But after studying common roadblocks to problem-solving, he has developed a toolkit for enhancing anyone´s skills. McCaffrey believes his Obscure Features Hypothesis(OFH) has led to the first systematic,...

2011-10-20 09:29:56

You've heard of the history of science, the philosophy of science, maybe even the sociology of science. But how about the psychology of science? In a new article in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science, San Jose State University psychologist Gregory J. Feist argues that a field has been quietly taking shape over the past decade, and it holds great promise for both psychology and science. "Science is a cognitive act by...

2009-05-12 08:08:00

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind360 is excited to reveal today the launch of the Mind360.com website, a state-of-the-art cognitive training platform offering the most effective brain training ever provided over the Internet. Designed by leading cognitive psychologists and top-notch game developers, Mind360's personal brain training programs promise a variety of unique benefits for enhancing users' vital cognitive skills including memory, attention, executive functions, thinking...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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