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2014-02-07 23:23:57

The Best Way to Love A Lefty Valentine: Lefty's The Left Hand Store Announces the 7 Best Valentine's Day Gifts for 2014 San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Lefty's The Left Hand Store shows the best way to love a lefty Valentine, with one of the 7 best Valentines Day gifts for 2014. Left-handed products make especially loving gifts. "Would you wear your right shoe on your left foot? You could, but it would hurt. And why would you? - Your left shoe fits so much...

2014-02-06 23:28:20

The ‘Grandfather of Dreams’ had been an instrumental adviser in the creation of DreamsCloud. Sterling, VA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 The global community of dreams and dreaming has lost one of its most enthusiastic voices and tireless champions: Dr. Robert Van de Castle, Ph.D., died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 29, in his Charlottesville, Virginia home. Dr. Van de Castle was 86. Dr. Van de Castle was a psychologist and professor, as well as an acclaimed author whose books included...

Brain Edits, Splices Past Memories With Current Events
2014-02-05 10:26:18

[ Watch the Video: Brains Edits Past Memories ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While we may like to think of our brains as a video camera that records events exactly as they happen, a new study from scientists at Northwestern University has found that the brain acts more like an editing studio, cutting and splicing past events based on present circumstances. "When you think back to when you met your current partner, you may recall this feeling of love and...

Psychologists Explain How Attractiveness Prevents The Recognition Of Faces
2014-02-04 14:58:45

Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena Great eyes, full lips and harmonious features: actress Angelina Jolie is in possession of all of these. That she is regarded as the epitome of female attractiveness doesn't come as a surprise for Dr. Holger Wiese of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany). "Her features combine many factors which contribute to the attractiveness of a face," the psychologist says. In his research, he mostly deals with the perception of faces. "On the one hand we...

2014-01-30 23:30:59

Lefty's The Left Hand Store's reviews top 500 for 2013 as customers rave about thelefthandstore.com's products and services. 9 out of every 10 customer reviews give it 5 stars. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Lefty's The Left Hand Store's reviews top 500 for 2013 as customers rave about thelefthandstore.com's products and services. 9 out of every 10 customer reviews give it 5 stars. Customers write frequent reviews extolling the store's service and...

Nightmares Bad Dreams Not Always Fear Driven
2014-01-28 09:20:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study by researchers at the University of Montreal has looked at the differences between nightmares and bad dreams and found that fear does not always play a major role in either type of unpleasant dream. "Physical aggression is the most frequently reported theme in nightmares. Moreover, nightmares become so intense they will wake you up. Bad dreams, on the other hand, are especially haunted by interpersonal conflicts," the...

2014-01-27 14:51:38

'Social' groups form a discrete category in the brain For our brain, animate and inanimate objects belong to different categories and any information about them is stored and processed by different networks. A study by Raffaella Rumiati from SISSA, Andrea Carnaghi from the University of Trieste, and others shows that there is also another category that is functionally distinct from the others, namely, the category of "social" groups. The study has just been published in the scientific...

Memories Start To Fade By Age Seven
2014-01-26 05:34:00

[ Watch the Video: At What Age Do We Start Forgetting Childhood Memories ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Memories are the way that infants learn new information, however, few adults can remember events that occurred before the age of three. According to a new study from Emory University psychologists, these early memories fade around age seven in a phenomenon known as "childhood amnesia." According to Emory's Carol Clark, the research team interviewed children...

2014-01-20 09:47:00

People have a distance at which they are best able to judge depth. That distance, it turns out, is dictated by how long people understand their arms to be. Researchers showed this in the Journal of Neuroscience by tricking subjects with virtual reality into thinking their reach was longer than it really was. The result? Their accurate perception of depth via sight moved outward and touch became more sensitive. We need to reach for things, so a connection between arm length and our ability...

Study Debunks ESP
2014-01-14 11:19:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from two psychologists at the University of Melbourne has shown that the human mind can perceive change in an environment without knowing exactly what has changed. Lead researcher Piers Howe interpreted his findings as evidence against the existence of extrasensory perception (ESP), also known as a sixth sense. “There is a common belief that observers can experience changes directly with their mind, without needing to...

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.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.