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2013-11-14 11:46:40

Google Glass-like eye-tracking technology pinpoints hands as the object of parents' and toddlers' attention Shifting the emphasis from gaze to hand, a study by Indiana University cognitive scientists provides compelling evidence for a new and possibly dominant way for social partners -- in this case, 1-year-olds and their parents -- to coordinate the process of joint attention, a key component of parent-child communication and early language learning. Previous research involving joint...

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,...

2012-04-19 23:01:08

Braco, Croatian Healer, visits San Francisco April 22-25, 2012 providing opportunity for skeptics and believers alike to test these healing experiences. Healed and Helped individuals are interviewed on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Show 4-18-2012. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Braco Gazing sessions are extending from San Francisco to Arizona, New York, Maryland and Florida over the next 40 days. The curious, skeptics, and followers can experience these gazing sessions in person...

2011-02-24 21:14:14

Following others' gaze direction is an important source of information that helps to detect prey or predators, to notice important social events within one's social group and to predict the next actions of others. As such, it is considered a key step towards an understanding of mental states, such as attention and intention. Many animals will follow the gaze of others into distant space. Following a gaze around a barrier, which is considered to be a more cognitively advanced task, is much...

2008-05-22 03:00:07

By Hamming, Jeanne Abstract: The author examines key films from the millennium's end: 12 Monkeys (1995), Dark City (1998), Fight Club (1999), and The Matrix (1999). Although these films cover the gamut in terms of genre from science fiction and cyberpunk to urban drama, they all converge on anxieties of identity that result from technological hypermediations of self and reality. These cinematic lamentations for a secure and stable masculinity lost in the wake of a postindustrial capitalist...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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