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distraction
2014-12-11 08:26:44

A new study challenges the idea that distraction is necessarily a problem for learning. Researchers at Brown University found that if attention was as divided during recall of a motor task as it was during learning the task, people performed as if there were no distractions at either stage.

Most American Presidents Destined To Be Forgotten
2014-12-01 03:50:46

American presidents spend their time in office trying to carve out a prominent place in the nation's collective memory, but most are destined to be forgotten within 50-to-100 years of their serving as president, suggests a study on presidential name recall released today by the journal Science.

music for your brain
2014-11-20 03:00:37

A peek inside the brains of professional musicians has given University of Texas at Arlington psychology researchers what may be the first links between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory.

2014-11-19 23:12:08

Lefty's the Left Hand Store adds 4 new left-handed art and activity sets just in time for the holidays. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2014

memory recall
2014-11-15 05:53:18

Researchers have identified a molecule in the brain that effectively serves as a limiter for the amount of information a person is capable of retaining, and found that removing it could improve our mental function and memory recall.

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

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.

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

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.

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)

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

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.

2014-09-09 08:29:02

NYC start-up offers advertisers and creatives new brain-imaging tools to test content NEW YORK, Sept.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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