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

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.

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

Patients in a vegetative state may be able to recognize photographs of their family and friends, according to a new study.

Writer's Block? Get Up And Exercise!
2013-12-05 05:01:40

Exercise might be the best way to help jump over writer’s block, according to new research out of Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Mental Imagery Can Change Pupil Size
2013-12-03 15:45:37

A new study has found that simply imagining a scene that is either too brightly or too dimly lit can affect the size of the human pupils.

2013-12-02 21:28:26

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?

2013-11-22 10:38:59

Faced with inevitable pain, most people choose to "get it out of the way" as soon as possible.

New Type Of Boredom
2013-11-19 11:06:54

Researchers have detailed a fifth type of boredom and developed a description for this emotion.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'