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2011-07-28 00:01:00

A new article released by the journal NeuroImage features the results of a study that examined changes in gray matter volume (GMV) in children with dyslexia who received intensive reading instruction using Lindamood-Bell's Seeing Stars® program for reading and spelling. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 A new article released by the journal NeuroImage features the results of a study that examined changes in gray matter volume (GMV) in children with dyslexia who received...

2011-03-19 00:00:29

This new method of using your brains natural image processing power is changing the way people manage their daily To Do's. Images were the first documented form of communication and now they are being used to make your life more efficient says Right Brain Solutionz founder P.M.Galaviz. Seattle, Wa (Vocus/PRWEB) March 17, 2011 People want a To Do List App to be easy and fast, so that means minimal use of the keyboard. It also means making it intuitive so clients don't have to stumble...

2011-02-25 13:19:21

Study uses fMRI scans to attempt communication with severely brain-injured patients, suggests cognitive functioning may not be recognized at bedside Using a sophisticated imaging test to probe for higher-level cognitive functioning in severely brain-injured patients provides a window into consciousness -- but the view it presents is one that is blurred in fascinating ways, say researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Feb. 25 online edition of the journal Brain. In a novel study of...

2011-02-01 23:46:05

Spontaneous hand movements can improve spatial visualization skills Talking with your hands can trigger mental images that help solve complex problems relating to spatial visualization, an important skill for both students and professionals, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Spatial visualization is the ability to mentally rotate or move an object to a different position or view. An air traffic controller uses spatial visualization to mentally...

2010-12-09 20:04:28

Landmark discovery reverses decades-old assumption that thinking about food causes you to eat more If you're looking to lose weight, it's okay to think about eating your favorite candy bar. In fact, go ahead and imagine devouring every last bite "” all in the name of your diet. A new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, published in Science, shows that when you imagine eating a certain food, it reduces your actual consumption of that food. This landmark discovery changes...

2010-07-12 14:06:53

Cognitive psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of California have shown that an image displayed too quickly to be seen by an observer can be detected if the participant first hears the name of the object. Through a series of experiments published in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers found that hearing the name of an object improved participants' ability to see it, even when the object was flashed onscreen in conditions and speeds (50 milliseconds) that would render...

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2010-05-18 11:56:49

Swimsuit season is almost upon us. For most of us, the countdown has begun to lazy days lounging by the pool and relaxing on the beach. However, for some of us, the focus is not so much on sunglasses and beach balls, but how to quickly shed those final five or ten pounds in order to look good poolside. It is no secret that dieting can be challenging and food cravings can make it even more difficult. Why do we get intense desires to eat certain foods? Although food cravings are a common...

2009-12-03 21:17:00

Practice makes perfect. But imaginary practice? Elisa Tartaglia of the Laboratory of Psychophysics at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and team show that perceptual learning"”learning by repeated exposure to a stimulus"”can occur by mental imagery as much as by the real thing. The results, published in Current Biology, suggest that thinking about something over and over again could actually be as good as doing it. "When trained, radiologists are able...

2008-08-24 22:57:20

By Rajen M. THERE are basically two types of meditation and they are diametrically opposed to each other. One is passive and the other dynamic. One attempts to still the mind while the other follows the vagaries of the mind and the thoughts that go with it. Most people are familiar with passive meditation. However, the concept of dynamic meditation - called "image streaming" by researcher and educator, Win Wenger, is less well known. As discussed last week, this is a type of...

2008-07-08 09:00:13

By Anastasia Stephens Positive thinking can help ease pain, improve fitness and prevent illness. Anastasia Stephens explains how to harness the power of your mind ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE A new Australian study suggests that the faster speed that athletes achieve when taking performance-enhancing drugs is all in the mind. The study compared athletes on growth hormones with those given a placebo. Those taking the dummy pills sprinted faster, jumped higher and were able to lift heavier...