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2014-03-04 23:02:41

Mental Training Inc. explains the keys to success for Sochi Winter Olympians in the development of their mental toughness. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 What does it take to medal in the Olympics? If you ask any gold medalist, they’ll tell you it starts and ends with their mind, not their physical abilities. In addition to the enormous amount of physical training required to win a gold medal, one of the least well known aspects of an Olympian’s preparation is their dedication to...

Mental Imagery Can Change Pupil Size
2013-12-03 15:45:37

[ Watch the Video: Thinking About Light Can Change Your Pupil Size ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Animals involuntarily constrict or dilate their pupils if they are sensing either too much or not enough light entering the eye, respectively. Now, a new study from a pair of Norwegian researchers has found that simply imagining a scene that is either too brightly or dimly lit can affect the size of your pupils. "Visual imagery is a private and subjective...

Where Imagination Lives In The Brain
2013-09-17 04:41:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While both philosophers and scientists have searched for ages for the biological source of the human imagination, the authors of a paper appearing in this week’s edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report that they have located it in the human brain. In the study, lead author Alex Schlegel, a graduate student in the Dartmouth University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and colleagues report...

2013-02-20 12:23:31

Adding movement to mental rehearsal can improve performance finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions. For high jumpers the study shows that dynamic imagery improves the number of successful attempts and the technical performance of jumps. The technique of mental rehearsal is used to consolidate performance in many disciplines including music and sport. Motor imagery and physical practice use overlapping neural networks in the brain and the two...

Brain Activity Helps Predict Individual's Test Performance
2012-09-19 14:41:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists are monitoring brain activity to help try and predict how well someone will perform on a test they have been studying for, and how to better improve study habits. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have shown it is possible to predict how well people will remember information. The team demonstrated predictions based on the results of monitoring test volunteers with electroencephalography (EEG) sensors....

2012-05-20 06:21:31

CHICAGO, May 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Freud's idea that dreams had meaning was revolutionary. Yet he did not scientifically prove his theories about the basic element of dreams, mental imagery. On Saturday, May 26th a poster session will be presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, Illinois: The Road You've Traveled: Validation Study of a Mental Imagery Task by Karen Giorgetti, Ph.D. Youngstown State University, Robert M. Roerich, M.D. and...

2012-02-14 11:07:08

Findings suggest simple methods to detect consciousness may bypass patients who can communicate, but not in recognizable ways By employing complex machine learning techniques to decipher repeated advanced brain scans, researchers at New York“‘Presbyterian/Weill Cornell were able to provide evidence that a patient with a severe brain injury could, in her way, communicate accurately. Their study, published in the Feb. 13 issue of the Archives of Neurology, demonstrates how...

2012-02-09 21:23:22

When you see a picture of a hand, how do you know whether it´s a right or left hand? This “hand laterality” problem may seem obscure, but it reveals a lot about how the brain sorts out confusing perceptions. Now, a study which will be published in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science, challenges the long-held consensus about how we solve this problem. “For decades, the theory was that you use your...

2011-12-22 06:50:30

Innovative machine learning method anticipates neurocognitive changes, similar to predictive text-entry for cell phones, Internet search engines At UCLA's Laboratory of Integrative Neuroimaging Technology, researchers use functional MRI brain scans to observe brain signal changes that take place during mental activity. They then employ computerized machine learning (ML) methods to study these patterns and identify the cognitive state – or sometimes the thought process – of...

2011-10-21 13:58:10

Celebrated writers such as Charles Dickens and George Eliot described characters' faces vividly without going into detail about their features, according to a research group led at Strathclyde. Experts in literature, psychology, neurology and music suggested that vividness can be created not only by describing individual features, such as the eyes, nose or chin, but by the strength of readers´ feelings about how a person is depicted. These feelings may be triggered by the...