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2014-04-10 14:55:33

Rainbowfish raised in the wild braver than those bred in captivity, study shows The boldest black-lined rainbowfish are those that are born in the wild. Also more fearless are those that analyze information both sides of their brains. This is the conclusion of Australian researchers Culum Brown and Anne-Laurence Bibost from Macquarie University, in a study published in Springer’s journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. The preference to analyze and react to information with...

Einstein's Brain Was Apparently Very Well-Connected
2013-10-05 05:03:40

[ Watch the Video: Dissecting Einstein's Brain ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Albert Einstein is generally recognized as one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, but exactly what was it that made his brain so special? The authors of a recently published study believe that they have found the answer to that riddle. Writing in the journal Brain, Weiwei Men of East China Normal University's Department of Physics and his colleagues explained that the...

Left Vs. Right: University Says Neither When It Comes To Brain Dominance
2013-08-19 11:11:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The idea of a “left-brain” versus a “right-brain” personality has been used in a variety of contexts over the years, from interpersonal relationships to career choices. However, a new study from the University of Utah found that the idea of a dominant side of the brain affecting personality could be nonsense. Using brain imaging scans taken from over 1,000 volunteers, the Utah neuroscientists found that each side of the brain...

2012-09-19 16:31:02

Some athletes may improve their performance under pressure simply by squeezing a ball or clenching their left hand before competition to activate certain parts of the brain, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. In three experiments with experienced soccer players, judo experts and badminton players, researchers in Germany tested the athletes' skills during practice and then in stressful competitions before a large crowd or video camera....

2012-03-22 09:35:05

Both human infants and baboons have a stronger preference for using their right hand to gesture than for a simple grasping task, supporting the hypothesis that language development, which is lateralized in the left part of the human brain, is based on a common gestural communication system. The results are reported in the Mar. 21 issue of the open access journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, led by Helene Meunier of the University of Strasbourg in France, found that hand preference of both...

2012-03-21 14:31:05

Readers whose mother tongue is Arabic have more challenges reading in Arabic than native Hebrew or English speakers have reading their native languages, because the two halves of the brain divide the labor differently when the brain processes Arabic than when it processes Hebrew or English. That is the result of a new study conducted by two University of Haifa researchers, Dr. Raphiq Ibrahim of the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities and the Learning...

Creative Thinking Not Just For Right-Side Of Brain
2012-03-05 13:39:16

Researchers say that the left hemisphere of the brain may not be just logic and math, but could also help play a big role in creativity as well. Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) are working to try and pin down the exact source of creativity in the brain. "We want to know: how does creativity work in the brain?" Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, assistant professor of neuroscience at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, said in a statement. The right...

2012-02-22 15:00:00

A new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit finds a strong correlation between brain dominance and the ear used to listen to a cell phone, with more than 70 percent of participants holding their cell phone up to the ear on the same side as their dominant hand. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 DETROIT - If you´re a left brain thinker, chances are you use your right hand to hold your cell phone up to your right ear, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in...

2012-01-04 08:53:42

Complementary image processing in the cerebral hemispheres The left brain/right brain dichotomy has been prominent on the pop psychology scene since Nobel Laureate Roger Sperry broached the subject in the 1960s. The left is analytical while the right is creative, so goes the adage. And then there is the quasi-scientific obsession with "the face." Facial recognition technology and facial microexpressions are the stuff of television crime dramas, such as Person of Interest and Lie to Me....

2011-03-09 14:14:59

New study reveals that 'categorical' information is processed by the right hemisphere Consider the simple situation in which you are walking around the kitchen and decide to pick up your own cup of tea, which is identical to others lying on the table. Your brain chooses the correct cup of tea by using different types of information that you have stored about the position of the cup in relation to the kitchen table. The information can be represented in qualitative terms (left, right, above,...


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