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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...

2012-12-06 05:00:59

Tho holiday season means many things to many people, but certainly is a great time to give oneself the gift of self discovery. Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 The holiday season starting with Thanksgiving and ending with New Years Day is special in many ways; not the least being a good time to “Find Yourself” according to the creator of “Your Two Sense Worth” Daniel Padgug. Thanksgiving is often used as a time to reflect upon what there is to be...

2010-11-15 13:52:59

GUMC researchers say that aging changes how people view themselves and others through 'mind wandering' Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center can now show, using functional MRI images, why it is that behavior in children and young adolescents veers toward the egocentric rather than the introspective. In findings being presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego on November 14, the researchers say that the five scattered regions in the brain...

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2010-09-17 13:00:00

Structure of prefrontal cortex helps humans think about one's own thinking A specific region of the brain appears to be larger in individuals who are good at turning their thoughts inward and reflecting upon their decisions, according to new research published in the journal Science. This act of introspection"”or "thinking about your thinking""”is a key aspect of human consciousness, though scientists have noted plenty of variation in peoples' abilities to introspect. The new...

2010-09-17 09:58:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A specific region of the brain appears to be bigger in people who are good at tuning into their own thoughts and reflecting upon their decisions. Introspection, or "thinking about your thinking", is a key aspect of human consciousness, but scientists have already discovered differences in people's ability to introspect. The researchers along with Prof. Geraint Rees from University College London, suggests that the volume of gray matter in the anterior prefrontal...

2005-10-07 12:57:32

When evaluating facial attractiveness, participants may fail to notice a radical change to the outcome of their choice, according to a study by researchers at Lund University, Sweden, and New York University. Equally surprising, the study shows that participants may produce confabulatory reports when asked to describe the reasons behind their choices. The findings appear in the October 7 issue of Science. The authors on this paper are Petter Johansson, a graduate student; Lars Hall, a...


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