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2013-12-11 23:27:21

A new app is set to launch, designed to help individuals remember the important personal details about people in their lives. For anyone who has ever suffered from an embarrassing lapse in memory, BigHippo could be the solution. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 A new app is set to launch, designed to help individuals remember the important personal details about people in their lives. For anyone who has ever suffered from an embarrassing lapse in memory, BigHippo could be the...

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...

2013-12-06 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...

2013-11-13 13:58:11

Why does it take longer to recognize a familiar face when seen in an unfamiliar setting, like seeing a work colleague when on holiday? A new study published today in Nature Communications has found that part of the reason comes down to the processes that our brain performs when learning and recognizing faces. During the experiment, participants were shown faces of people that they had never seen before, while lying inside an MRI scanner in the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway...

Bodies Provide Important Cues For Recognizing People
2013-11-06 12:48:26

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer recognition of people has focused almost exclusively on faces, but a new study suggests it may be time to take additional information into consideration. A study published online Sept. 25, 2013 in the journal Psychological Science by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) describes a series of experiments that demonstrates there is potentially more valuable...

2013-11-02 23:00:14

The article on the website Vkool.com delivers 19 new tips on how to improve memory retention that helps people develop their memory with ease. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 The article on the site Vkool.com delivers to people helpful tips on how to improve memory retention naturally. This writing is suitable for both men and women who want to have a good memory without using any kind of supplements. At the beginning of the article, people will learn memory enhancement techniques...


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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