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Contextual Information Can Trip Up The Brain On Even The Simplest Logic Problems
2013-12-21 04:59:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If the human brain is comparable to a computer, why does it so often make mistakes that its electronic counterpart does not? New research suggests it all has to do with how various problems are presented. Scientists typically like to make this comparison because both the human brain and a computer typically follow a set of rules in which to make decisions, communicate and perform other tasks. However, University of...

2013-12-18 23:28:07

Lefty's the Left Hand Store recommends Left-Handed Back to School Sets for Holiday Gifts. Kill two birds with one stone. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Lefty's the Left Hand Store recommends Left-Handed Back To School Sets for Holiday Gifts. Kill two birds with one stone. Lefties stock up on notebooks, portfolios, and other school supplies just before heading back in January. Yet most lefties don't even know that there are left-handed spiral notebooks, as well as...

Vegetative Patients Recognize Loved ones
2013-12-17 08:29:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Patients in a vegetative state may be able to recognize photographs of their family and friends, according to a new study published this month in the journal PLOS ONE. Although patients in a vegetative state are awake, can breathe on their own, and appear to go in and out of sleep, they do not respond to what is happening around them, and exhibit no signs of conscious awareness. Since communicating with these patients is...

2013-12-10 23:33:54

The article “how to stop having bad dreams” published on the site Vkool.com comes with 19 tips that help people sleep well at night. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The article released on the website Vkool.com mentions 19 tips on how to stop having bad dreams. “How to stop having bad dreams” is a useful article for people who want to learn how to avoid nightmares and get better sleep at night. Author Lien Nguyen states that the first tip that people should apply is to relax...

Taking Pictures Doesn't Help Remember
2013-12-09 10:50:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Next time you go to a museum – look around and notice how many people are taking pictures of the exhibits. Ironically, the act of taking a picture, perhaps as a memento, actually ruins the ability to later recall the object, according to a new study. "People so often whip out their cameras almost mindlessly to capture a moment, to the point that they are missing what is happening right in front of them," said study researcher Linda...

2013-12-05 23:30:54

Lefty's The Left Hand Store Announces the Top 12 Left-Handed Gifts for 2013. New products have surged to the top of the list. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Lefty's The Left Hand Store Announces the Top 12 Left-Handed Gifts for 2013. New products have surged to the top of the list. In 2013 Lefty's added a remarkable group of top-selling new products. Just in are zippered leather left-handed portfolios in 3 styles. The portfolios are also packaged with 2014...

2013-12-06 00:02:19

German researchers gain new insights into the functioning of the brain While the human brain is in a resting state, patterns of neuronal activity which are associated to specific memories may spontaneously reappear. Such recurrences contribute to memory consolidation – i.e. to the stabilization of memory contents. Scientists of the DZNE and the University of Bonn are reporting these findings in the current issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The researchers headed by Nikolai Axmacher...

2013-12-02 21:28:26

A study investigates the role of the motor system in conceptualization Is it true, as some scientists believe, that to understand words like "spike" (in the volleyball sense) the brain has to "mentally" retrace the sequence of motor commands that accomplish the action? According to a study just published as a cover story in the December issue of Brain Research and conducted with the participation of scientists from SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste, the...

Brain Geotags Memories
2013-11-29 09:35:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Twitter, users can categorize their post by using a hashtag, which connects the tagged post to all other posts with the same identifier. A new study in the journal Science has found that our brains do something similar, by ‘geotagging’ our memories to a specific location. Using experiments involving study participants navigating through a virtual town, the team of American and German scientists concluded that brain cells encode...

2013-11-26 23:30:42

The Left Hand Store introduces Lefty's new line of left-handed leather padfolios, after two years in development. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 The Left Hand Store introduces Lefty's new line of left-handed leather padfolios, after two years in development. The owners wanted to create a group of useful, elegant and reasonably priced padfolios for left-handers. Lefty's staff and advisors studied and evaluated the possible features, and came up with 3 designs that...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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