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2012-03-22 21:21:33

People with autism have a greater than normal capacity for processing information even from rapid presentations and are better able to detect information defined as ℠critical´, according to a study published today in the ℠Journal of Abnormal Psychology´. The research, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council, may help to explain the apparently higher than average prevalence of people with autism spectrum disorders in the IT industry....

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2011-05-28 06:50:00

Is it really possible for people with perfectly normal hearing to become deaf to the world around them when they are concentrating on another subject? New research funded by the Wellcome Trust suggests it is in fact possible. The new study, published in the journal "Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics', suggests that focusing heavily on a task results in the experience of deafness to other sounds within earshot. Researchers at University College London (UCL) demonstrate this...

2009-09-28 07:07:33

Subliminal messaging is most effective when the message being conveyed is negative, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. Subliminal images "“ in other words, images shown so briefly that the viewer does not consciously 'see' them "“ have long been the subject of controversy, particularly in the area of advertising. Previous studies have already hinted that people can unconsciously pick up on subliminal information intended to provoke an emotional response, but...