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Understanding How You See In The Dark
2013-10-31 09:00:19

University of Rochester Most people can see their body's movement in the absence of light Find a space with total darkness and slowly move your hand from side to side in front of your face. What do you see? If the answer is a shadowy shape moving past, you are probably not imagining things. With the help of computerized eye trackers, a new cognitive science study finds that at least 50 percent of people can see the movement of their own hand even in the absence of all light....

Visual IQ Test Eliminates Cultural Bias
2013-05-23 15:40:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Testing for intelligence can be a tricky proposition, with the tests themselves often being the product of cultural or intellectual biases. Researchers from the University at Rochester believe they have found a simple, context-free visual test that can determine a person´s IQ regardless of cultural background, according to their report in the journal Current Biology. "Because intelligence is such a broad construct, you can't...

2011-01-28 08:30:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When elderly drivers get behind the wheel, they often confront the harrowing reality that they cannot easily see other cars, pedestrians, or cyclists moving around them. This frightening effect of aging, it turns out, is not necessarily a result of a reduced ability to perceive moving objects, as one might suspect, but a heightened awareness of the backdrop against which these objects move. A team of scientists led by University of...

2011-01-28 09:04:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When elderly drivers hop behind the wheel, they are often shaken with the reality that they might not be able to easily see other cars, pedestrians or cyclists moving around them. This daunting effect of aging isn't a result of a reduced ability to perceive moving objects but rather a heightened awareness of the backdrop against which these objects move, according to a new study. A team of scientists led by University of Rochester Professor Duje Tadin has figured out the...

2011-01-26 12:14:23

When elderly drivers get behind the wheel, they often confront the harrowing reality that they cannot easily see other cars, pedestrians, or cyclists moving around them. This frightening effect of aging, it turns out, is not necessarily a result of a reduced ability to perceive moving objects, as one might suspect, but a heightened awareness of the backdrop against which these objects move. A team of scientists led by University of Rochester Assistant Professor Duje Tadin has isolated the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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