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Latest Earl K. Miller Stories

2010-06-09 21:41:53

Certain 'multitasking' neurons are best at making correct IDs in multiple categories.

2009-08-12 12:19:06

You're meeting a friend in a crowded cafeteria. Do your eyes scan the room like a roving spotlight, moving from face to face, or do you take in the whole scene, hoping that your friend's face will pop out at you? And what, for that matter, determines how fast you can scan the room?

2009-07-31 00:42:58

Some say there is something to learn from every failure, but people learn more from successes than failures, U.S.

2009-07-29 14:25:00

If you've ever felt doomed to repeat your mistakes, researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory may have explained why: Brain cells may only learn from experience when we do something right and not when we fail.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.