Latest Dennis Shaffer Stories

Vision, Hearing Team Up To Help Us Catch Moving Targets
2013-06-26 05:09:45

Chasing down a moving object is not only a matter of sight and sound; but as a new study led by the Ohio State University at Mansfield says, it is also a matter of mind.

2011-02-10 15:47:42

People tend to overestimate the steepness of slopes – and psychologists studying the phenomenon have made a discovery that refutes common ideas about how we perceive inclines in general.

2009-02-03 13:13:03

People underestimate the length of the white dashed lines painted down the middle of a road indicating that many drive too fast, a U. S. researcher said. Study leader Dennis Shaffer of Ohio State University and colleagues tested more than 400 college students in three experiments.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.