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In One Ear And Out The Other
2014-02-27 09:23:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having a hard time remembering someone’s name or a phone number? It turns out that seeing is better than hearing when it comes to memory. According to a new study from the University of Iowa published in the journal PLOS ONE, people are more apt to remember something they see or touch compared to something they hear. "As it turns out, there is merit to the Chinese proverb 'I hear, and I forget; I see, and I remember," said study...

2013-04-27 23:00:12

It´s never a good thing to be stressed. eReflect recently found a study which added another reason why stress is bad for our health: it stops our memory from functioning properly. New York City, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 It has long been known that stress can be a huge distraction for people when they're trying to accomplish things that need to get done. In fact, stress can get so overwhelming that people either lose their sense of organization or simply forget what the next item on...

Four Is The Magic Number For Our Memory
2012-11-29 08:12:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the last 50 years, psychological lore has held seven as a "magic" number when it comes to the number of items of information the mind can cope with before confusion sets in. A new analysis from the University of New South Wales challenges this long-held view, suggesting the magic might actually be in the number four. American psychologist George Miller published a paper in 1956 in the influential journal Psychological Review....

2012-07-24 11:07:32

Stroboscopic training, performing a physical activity while using eyewear that simulates a strobe-like experience, has been found to increase visual short-term memory retention, and the effects lasted 24 hours. Participants in a Duke University study engaged in physical activities, such as playing catch, while using either specialized eyewear that limits vision to only brief snapshots or while using eyewear with clear lenses that provides uninterrupted vision. Participants completed a...

2012-06-28 20:29:37

Our eyes don´t just take in the world around us, they can also reflect our emotional state, influence our memories, and provide clues about the way we think. Here is some of the latest research from the journals Psychological Science and Current Directions in Psychological Science in which scientists show there´s much more to the eyes than people might think. Pupil Dilation Reflects the Creation and Retrieval of Memories Many people know that our pupils shrink when our eyes...

2012-05-18 11:22:29

As a basketball player scans he court, looking for an opening, his brain captures the position of other players for a few seconds, allowing him to choose the best path to the basket. Without those few seconds captured in memory, he would forget where each player is as his attention shifts. This visual short-term memory is like a "buffer" in a computer, allowing you to retain important pieces of information that will inform your future actions —whether it is on the basketball court,...

2011-11-09 16:09:33

Unless it's Paris Hilton! A 22-year-old woman known as "HC" with amnesia since birth as a result of developing only half the normal volume of the hippocampus in her brain, has demonstrated to scientists that the ability to hold a single face or word in short-term memory is impaired. But there's a catch — only if the information is unfamiliar. When presented with a face such as Hollywood celebrity Paris Hilton and asked to recognize the face a few seconds later, the woman could...

2011-09-13 22:53:22

USC scientists explore motor memory in hopes of fostering better rehabilitation techniques for stroke patients For the first time, scientists at USC have unlocked a mechanism behind the way short- and long-term motor memory work together and compete against one another. The research – from a team led by Nicolas Schweighofer of the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at USC – could potentially pave the way to more effective rehabilitation for stroke patients....

2011-06-20 13:40:47

Picture a menacing drill sergeant, a gory slaughterhouse, a devastating scene of a natural disaster. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that viewing such emotion-laden images immediately after taking a test actually enhances people's retention of the tested material. The data the researchers gathered in recent studies are the first to show that negative arousal following successful retrieval of information enhances later recall of that information. The finding is...

2011-03-09 18:28:31

Predictability can improve multitasking Researchers from Rice University and Georgia Institute of Technology have found support for the theory that the brain has three concentric layers of working memory where it stores readily available items. Memory researchers have long debated whether there are two or three layers and what the capacity and function of each layer is. In a paper in the March issue of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology, researchers found that short-term memory is made...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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