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Seeing Is A Matter Of Experience
2014-05-22 03:25:11

Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena The headlights – two eyes, the radiator cowling – a smiling mouth: This is how our brain sometimes creates a face out of a car front. The same happens with other objects: in house facades, trees or stones – a "human face" can often be detected as well. Prof. Dr. Gyula Kovács from Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) knows the reason why. "Faces are of tremendous importance for human beings," the neuroscientist explains. That's why in the...

2014-04-29 23:12:52

Floating is a rapidly growing trend, but fans had to pay a fortune for an at-home tank or deal with inconvenient and expensive float centers. With Zen Float Co, float at home for far less, and with total privacy. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 * Trend: Floating Growing Rapidly in Last 2 Years 1/3 Price of Closest Competitor Company Featured in Floating Documentary Fully Operational Prototype Kickstarter Launches April 29, 2014: http://bit.ly/zenfloat Some see it as a...

Research Maze Projects Images On The Floor
2014-02-27 15:23:13

Brown University A rodent in a maze is a staple — even a stereotype — of experimental psychology research. But the maze in the lab of Rebecca Burwell, professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University, is not your grandfather's apparatus. In a new video article published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments, Burwell's research group demonstrates in full detail how the maze can be used to perform automated visual cognitive research tasks with great...

New Type Of Boredom
2013-11-19 11:06:54

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We’ve all been there. A long car ride through the corn fields of Nebraska. A work party where you search for conversation that doesn’t center around the single mundane task you share for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. A two-hour zig-zagging line to board a 4-minute roller coaster ride. Boredom, we learned in 2006, comes in many nuanced forms, the style of one distinctly different from another. Now, thanks to a collaborative...

2013-09-23 10:19:27

Is this my finger? People can be easily tricked into believing an artificial finger is their own, shows a study published today [23 September] in The Journal of Physiology. The results reveal that the brain does not require multiple signals to build a picture body ownership, as this is the first time the illusion has been created using sensory inputs from the muscle alone. The discovery provides new insight into clinical conditions where body representation in the brain is disrupted due...

Spouse's Voice Easier To Hear, But Also Easier To Ignore
2013-08-29 12:55:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research indicates what women already knew about their husbands: their spouse's voice is both easier to hear, and easier to ignore. Scientists, publishing a study in the journal Psychological Science, wrote that even in a crowded room with plenty of competing voices, you will be able to pick out your wife or husband's voice above a stranger's. The team asked married couples between the ages 44 to 79 to record themselves reading...

Study Reveals Language Influences What We See
2013-08-27 09:16:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People naturally assume the sense of sight takes in the world as it is, simply passing on what the eyes collect from light reflected by the objects around us. The truth is more complicated, however, as the eyes do not work alone. Our vision is not only a function of incoming visual information, but how that information is interpreted in light of other visual experiences as well. A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and...

2013-07-23 23:26:56

The three new brain exercises help individuals train their ability to perceive and react to the size, distance and depth aspects of their daily environment and sport activities. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 CogniFit, a leading developer of scientific brain training and online brain games, announces the release of three additional brain exercises to train spatial perception. Spatial Perception is the ability to evaluate how things are arranged in space, and investigate their...

2013-06-28 23:18:15

Greenlake's Float Seattle has doubled the size of its facility and added two Samadhi float rooms in order to increase its ability to offer a place to unplug and relax to overworked and stressed Seattleites. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Float Seattle has just released a thousand white doves to let the city know that they're finally delivering more "nothing" than anyone in Washington State history. Float Seattle recently doubled the size of their facility to give...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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