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2013-07-09 16:49:31

Many brain-training companies tout the scientific backing of their products – the laboratory studies that reveal how their programs improve your brainpower.

2011-08-05 05:54:40

Memory may not be as powerful as many people believe.

2011-08-04 12:49:57

A new survey reveals that many people in the U.S. – in some cases a substantial majority – think that memory is more powerful, objective and reliable than it actually is.

2011-06-09 13:40:49

In a new study, researchers tested the claims of a Boston police officer who said he ran past a brutal police beating without seeing it.

2011-04-18 13:58:25

University of Utah psychologists have learned why many people experience "inattention blindness" – the phenomenon that leaves drivers on cell phones prone to traffic accidents and makes a gorilla invisible to viewers of a famous video.

2010-07-12 13:10:49

A new study finds that those who know that an unexpected event is likely to occur are no better at noticing other unexpected events – and may be even worse – than those who aren't expecting the unexpected.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.