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Study Shows Brain Processes Input That May Not Be Perceived
2013-11-14 17:44:21

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Freudian and Behavioral scientists have long been at odds regarding the validity of each school of thought. Freudians champion the idea that human perception is separated into three distinct compartments: the conscious, unconscious and pre-conscious. Behaviorists reject these constructs for their inability to be subjected to rigorous scientific testing. However, University of Arizona (UA) doctoral degree candidate Jay Sanguinetti...

2013-11-13 23:33:16

Patently Brilliant is offering a “That Was My Invention Idea!” Contest geared for inventors to win prizes for telling their best story on what happened when they found their invention idea already selling on a store shelf. Canonsburg, PA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Patently Brilliant is launching their new Facebook page with a contest geared for hopeful inventors. The contest is called “That was My Invention Idea!” and inventors are encouraged to upload their stories about their...

2013-11-12 23:22:21

Chatwing Company is now planning to create t-shirts for all of its loyal users and clients. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 New York, NY – Chatwing is going beyond the reaches of the cyberspace by announcing its plan to create a line of custom shirts. This plan has long been discussed by Chatwing website chat software developers, and it is continuously being refined for months. To jumpstart the plan, the team is now gathering t-shirt concepts from various users. Here are some of...

2013-11-10 23:02:42

Spiritual Awakening Day is a day to celebrate the global shift in mass consciousness and the dawn of the Age of Aquarius. It is celebrated by sending Love, Gratitude and Joy into the Universe at 11 until 11:11 a.m. (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 Spiritual Awakening Day is a day to celebrate the global shift in mass consciousness and the dawn of the Age of Aquarius. It is celebrated by sending Love, Gratitude and Joy into the Universe at 11am until 11.11 a.m. 11.11 was chosen as the date and...

Study Suggests Repetition Of Rare Events Could Reduce Screening Mistakes By Security Officers
2013-11-05 09:57:56

Carnegie Mellon University The failure to detect infrequent, but obvious security threats at airport screenings and other checkpoints may have less to do with incompetence or poor training than a human tendency to overlook rare events. But a Carnegie Mellon University researcher suggests guards could improve their detection rates the same way adults learn vocabulary words — through repetition. In experiments that simulated multiple-camera video surveillance, study participants failed...

Awareness May Be Possible When In A Vegetative State
2013-11-03 04:35:27

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The concept of being in a coma or vegetative state is only made the more frightening when you add in the possibility that while lying there, hooked to medical equipment and having one’s life prolonged by a support system, a cognizance of one’s surroundings damns you to a waking nightmare of unknown duration. Thankfully, those in a vegetative state are spared this scenario. Or are they? According to a new study, a patient who...

2013-11-01 23:00:21

Supreme Mind Mastery designed by Simon Stanley is a newly updated course that provides people with step-by-step instructions on how to sharpen their brain with simple exercises. A full Supreme Mind Mastery overview on the site Vkoolelite indicates if this course is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Supreme Mind Mastery designed by Simon Stanley is a newly updated course that teaches people how to sharpen their brain with simple exercises. The course also provides people...

Understanding How You See In The Dark
2013-10-31 09:00:19

University of Rochester Most people can see their body's movement in the absence of light Find a space with total darkness and slowly move your hand from side to side in front of your face. What do you see? If the answer is a shadowy shape moving past, you are probably not imagining things. With the help of computerized eye trackers, a new cognitive science study finds that at least 50 percent of people can see the movement of their own hand even in the absence of all light....

Vicarious Artificial Intelligence Cracks CAPTCHAs
2013-10-28 08:11:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There have been movies and books around for quite a while depicting Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and machines that become self aware. Perhaps the most famous was The Terminator movie franchise, but it is by no means the only example. Until today, there seemed to be little hope of that ever happening. Vicarious, a California startup company that develops AI software, has announced that the algorithms used by its software can now...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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