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Faces Are More Likely To Seem Alive When We Want To Feel

Faces Are More Likely To Seem Alive When We Want To Feel Connected

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...

Latest Mental processes Stories

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...

2014-07-21 23:09:14

Dr. Kathleen Mojas has been helping clients update their mind maps for success, love and even better health for 20 years. Although positive thinking has its place in self-help, it is simply not enough to override the limiting mind maps that most of us carry around in the unconscious. Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Dr. Kathleen Mojas, a Beverly Hills psychologist celebrating 20 years in private practice, explains why thinking positive is not enough. “We may consciously...

2014-07-15 23:13:22

Lefty's the Left Hand Store salutes left-handed All Star Team Players. The team with the most lefties has a big advantage in the 2014 All Star Game. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Lefty's the Left Hand Store salutes left-handed All Star Team Players. The team with the most lefties has a big advantage in the 2014 All Star Game. With 15 left-handed and ambidextrous players (switch-hitters, or lefty batters who throw right), the American League Team has a distinct...

2014-07-15 14:27:45

Rice University Older people are nearly twice as likely as their younger counterparts to have their memory and cognitive processes impaired by environmental distractions (such as irrelevant speech or written words presented along with target stimuli), according to a new study from psychologists at Rice University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Whereas other studies had found that older adults are distracted by memories of prior similar events, this was the first study to...

More Left-handed Men Born During Winter
2014-07-07 03:26:15

University of Vienna Men born in November, December or January are more likely of being left-handed than during the rest of the year. While the genetic bases of handedness are still under debate, scientists at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, obtained indirect evidence of a hormonal mechanism promoting left-handedness among men. Psychologist Ulrich Tran and his colleagues published their findings in the scientific journal "Cortex". Various manual tasks in everyday life...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.