Latest Mental processes Stories

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...

2014-06-25 23:13:10

According to Dr. Stacey Spencer with Morris Psychological Group, working memory enables us to hold on to information long enough to manipulate it or use it to complete a task. Researchers estimate that the academic performance of as many as 10-15% of children is affected by problems with working memory. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 There are many reasons that children struggle in the classroom. Their ability to learn is affected by a wide range of emotional and cognitive factors...

2014-06-11 23:11:18

Lefty's the Left Hand Store salutes left-handed dads as Father's Day approaches. Barack Obama, Brad Pitt and Steve Jobs have this in common - they're all lefty dads. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 What do Barack Obama, Brad Pitt and Steve Jobs Have in common? They're all lefty dads. The children of left-handed dads are twice blessed - first, they have a far better chance of being lefties themselves; and secondly, they may grow up with a truly exceptional father....

Region Of The Brain Discovered That Enables Children To Overcome Emotional Self-centeredness As They Mature
2014-05-28 10:18:06

Max Planck Institute Children are more egocentric than adults. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig  have demonstrated for the first time that children are also worse at putting themselves in other people’s emotional shoes. According to the researchers, the supramarginal gyrus region of the brain must be sufficiently developed in children for them to be able to overcome their egocentric take on the world. When little Philip...

shocking lucid dreams
2014-05-12 12:40:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although dreaming takes place entirely within the mind, dreamers often feel like they are living in a reality in which they have no control. However, some dreamers can reach a state in which they are aware they are dreaming and can take control of the dream – a phenomenon called lucid dreaming. While some people try to train themselves into becoming lucid dreamers, a new study in the journal Nature Neuroscience has found dreamers...

2014-05-09 23:06:17

Lefty's The Left Hand Store announces the left-handed mother's Photo Contest Winner, in celebration of Left-handed Mothers Day. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Celebrating left-handed mothers, Lefty's The Left Hand Store announces the winner of its contest for the Best Photo of a Left-Handed Mother doing her favorite thing left-handed. The winner receives a $100 gift certificate to the store, and 2 runners up receive $50 gift certificates. Held on Lefty's Facebook...

2014-05-01 23:06:51

New findings. Leo Krans discovered how several brain functions are happening and it is a kind of breakthrough. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Scientists know a lot about the human brain from the inside. But they have no clue about why. They are admitting that themselves. Psychologists know almost nothing about the brain. Millions have studied it, but nobody has a clue about why we think or sleep. It is not possible to investigate something complicated, like a brain, if it is not understood. But...

2014-04-30 23:20:36

A funny video of Lefty's the Left Hand Store's Dribble Mug was a huge hit on Pier 39's Facebook page. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 This video of Lefty's the Left Hand Store's Dribble Mug was a huge hit on Pier 39's Facebook page. The Dribble Mug works perfectly for left-handers, but drips all over a right-hander's shirt! Lefty's finally get a little revenge! Lefty's the Left Hand Store on San Francisco's Pier 39 is the world's...

Focusing On Context Helps Alleviate Bad Memories
2014-04-21 10:41:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When we go through a traumatic, embarrassing or otherwise negative experience, our minds will often replay those memories – stirring up unwanted emotions over and over again. Now, a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Alberta in Canada has revealed that focusing on the context surrounding the negative event, such as the weather or who was there at the time, can help to alleviate the...

2014-04-17 07:11:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In research that should provide a more detailed picture of how memory works, scientists from the Salk Institute have developed a new model explaining how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event. “Previous models of memory were based on fast activity patterns,” study author and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Terry Sejnowski explained in a statement on Wednesday. “Our new model of memory makes...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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