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visual cues - johnny depp
2014-10-06 08:34:56

Provided by Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley Johnny Depp has an unforgettable face. Tony Angelotti, his stunt double in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” does not. So why is it that when they’re swashbuckling on screen, audiences worldwide see them both as the same person? UC Berkeley scientists have cracked that mystery. Researchers have pinpointed the brain mechanism by which we latch on to a particular face even when it changes. While it may seem as though our brain is tricking us into...

weight training memory
2014-10-02 03:00:52

Georgia Institute of Technology Study finds that one short bout of resistance exercise can enhance episodic memory Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults. [ Watch the Video: Lift Weights, Improve Your Memory ]...

2014-09-23 23:09:05

A Kickstarter Campaign to raise $2,000,000 for dream research and to produce the revolutionary lucid dream training technology, created by Oneirics Electronics, has been launched. (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 For three years Oneirics Electronics have been researching the brain and sleep, resulting in the creation of three devices that help people control their dreams in just a few days. Now they are ready to launch a Kickstarter campaign to help raise $2,000,000 to aid in the continuation...

socially disconnected
2014-09-10 02:30:49

Anna Mikulak, Association for Psychological Science Feeling socially disconnected may lead us to lower our threshold for determining that another being is animate or alive, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “This increased sensitivity to animacy suggests that people are casting a wide net when looking for people they can possibly relate to — which may ultimately help them maximize opportunities to...

2014-09-09 08:29:02

NYC start-up offers advertisers and creatives new brain-imaging tools to test content NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Producers of TV and online video advertisements, movies, trailers, and TV shows now have a new method to pre-test whether viewers will tune in or tune out, after Manhattan-based Neuromatters released Cognitive Capture, a tool based on the latest neuroscience research for measuring and predicting audience attention. And for once, this neuroscience technique...

2014-08-19 23:12:43

PTAs buy left-handed school supplies. Thelefthandstore.com has a growing group of PTA customers as parents help cash-strapped schools. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 PTAs have started to buy left-handed school supplies. Thelefthandstore.com has a growing group of PTA customers as parents help cash-strapped schools. Left-handed school supplies - including left-handed scissors, pens and pencils, notebooks, and rulers - can make an enormous difference in the learning process and...

2014-08-08 23:07:21

On International Left-handers' Day, August 13, Lefty's the Left Hand Store will hold contests and gives away prizes to celebrate the world's largest silent minority. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 On International Left-handers' Day, August 13, Lefty's the Left Hand Store will hold contests and gives away prizes to celebrate the world's largest silent minority. Lefties seldom complain. Though they struggle in countless ways to survive in a right-handed...

2014-08-08 11:16:03

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Study shows noticeable differences in brain function across the day Older adults who are tested at their optimal time of day (the morning), not only perform better on demanding cognitive tasks but also activate the same brain networks responsible for paying attention and suppressing distraction as younger adults, according to Canadian researchers. The study, published online July 7th in the journal Psychology and Aging (ahead of print publication),...

education preschool
2014-07-26 04:59:39

Association for Psychological Science Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. The study findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Previously, developmental researchers assumed that preschoolers did not introspect much on their mental states, and were not able to reflect on their own uncertainty...

aging and cognition
2014-07-22 04:53:10

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Picture this: You pick up your cell phone to call a close family member, someone you know well and speak with on the phone often. Every time, you physically enter the phone number; you know this number by heart and have for many years. Suddenly, though, you can't remember the number to save your life. You stare at the phone, bewildered by the forgotten number. Frustration seeps in, and you feel your age. Aging is not easy. First...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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