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Gaze Perception Makes Your Brain Think You Are Being Stared At
2013-04-09 13:53:33

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like the old saying, “I´m not paranoid. They really are out to get me,” vision scientists have determined individuals will likely think people are staring at them even when they aren´t. While this fact has been determined, the theories behind why it is so are varied and interesting. The study, entitled “Humans have an expectation that gaze is directed toward them” is authored by Isabelle Mareschal,...

2013-03-13 10:01:31

Children as young as 3 years old know when they are not sure about a decision, and can use that uncertainty to guide decision making, according to new research from the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. "There is behavioral evidence that they can do this, but the literature has assumed that until late preschool, children cannot introspect and make a decision based on that introspection," said Simona Ghetti, professor of psychology at UC Davis and co-author...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.