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2013-10-08 23:32:49

Insights based on the Dimensional Systems Model are discussed in the Neuropsychotherapist magazine. “Speculation” is a regular column about the leading edge of research and theory, with a leaning toward the more speculative areas of thought. Greenville, South Carolina (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Clinical psychologist Robert A. Moss, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP is the author of an article on the implications of the columnar brain code (Dimensional Systems Model) and its applied treatment approach...

2013-10-07 12:42:57

Ideologues on both ends of the political spectrum are equally likely to believe their opinions are superior to others', but their feelings of superiority emerge for distinct political issues, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. These findings suggest that, while people with moderate attitudes tend to be more evenhanded, those on the extreme ends of the political spectrum seem especially convinced that their...

2013-09-24 10:40:30

Young Children Have Difficulty when Elements of Memory Overlap A new study provides evidence that one important part of memory undergoes substantial development even after the age of 7. Researchers found that episodic memory – the ability to remember not only what happened, but where and when – takes longer to develop than often assumed. That means young children may have no problem with remembering certain simple events or facts.  But in some cases, they may have difficulty...

Some Fears May Be Eliminated Just By Going To Sleep
2013-09-23 09:25:43

[ Watch the Video: Never Fear! Just Sleep On It! ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has shown some fears could be unlearned while a person sleeps. Using specific odors, such as woody or floral scents, scientists were able to reduce the reactions of subjects who were trained to fear a pair of faces prior to the study. Going forward, the researchers say this new technique could be used to treat people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder...

Too Much Time Online Can Affect Working Memory
2013-09-20 16:42:48

[ Watch the Video: Facebook Time Impacts Working Memory ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online You may be losing the capacity to store valuable memories or take in information by spending too much time online – except when reading stories on redOrbit, of course. All joking aside, the human brain can be overwhelmed by the flood of information pouring off our computer screen – according to Erik Fransén, a researcher from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of...

Scientists Look At Genetic Cause Of Left-Right Handedness
2013-09-13 16:44:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For the ten percent of us who are left-handed, don’t feel bad about being an outsider because like Lady Gaga – you were born that way. According to a new study in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS Genetics, handedness is determined at the embryonic stage in the womb. Study researchers said they were able to identify a network of genes that have a hand in establishing left-right asymmetry. “The genes are involved in the...

2013-09-12 13:04:01

Higher measures of aerobic fitness linked to better recall of learned information Physical fitness can boost learning and memory in children, particularly when initial learning on a task is more challenging, according to research published September 11 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Lauren Raine and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Forty-eight children aged nine to ten were asked to memorize names and locations on a fictitious map, either only by...

2013-09-10 23:27:16

Dreams Book expands its Advisory Board with the addition of Daniel Oldis, a veteran technologist and author of the “Lucid Dream Manifesto”. The technology-savvy innovator and dream pioneer brings years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to the premier online dream organization. Sterling, VA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Dreams Book Inc. (DBI) announced today that Daniel Oldis will join its team as an Advisor for Social Dreaming. In this role, Mr. Oldis will bring his extensive...

2013-09-05 11:37:42

University of Utah engineers show brain depends on vision to hear University of Utah bioengineers discovered our understanding of language may depend more heavily on vision than previously thought: under the right conditions, what you see can override what you hear. These findings suggest artificial hearing devices and speech-recognition software could benefit from a camera, not just a microphone. "For the first time, we were able to link the auditory signal in the brain to what a...

2013-09-04 23:26:19

The 5 Worst Problems Left-Handers Face at School: thelefthandstore.com polled its customers, Facebook friends, and staff. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 The 5 Worst Problems Left-Handers Face at School: thelefthandstore.com polled its customers, Facebook friends, and staff. Schools, like everything else in the world, are designed for right-handers. But problems in school design and practice are particularly serious, as they interfere with learning, all too often causing...


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