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2014-04-18 05:20:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spoken language prompts children to spot objects more quickly than images, according to a new study from Indiana University. As any book lover will tell you, language is transformative. The transformative powers, however, may reach father than an emotional reaction to novels or poetry. The study, published in Developmental Science, reveals that spoken language — more so than images — taps into a child's cognitive system and...

Gamers Have Better Visual And Decision Making Skills
2013-06-12 09:34:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just as exercise and lifting weights can be used to boost the body´s strength, playing video games can train the brain to make better and faster decisions based on visual input. Researchers from Duke University are making this claim after conducting a study on the way the brain handles visual responses and both remembers and responds to visual scenes. Gamers and non-gamers were pit against one another to complete this...

How Memory Load Causes Inattentional Blindness
2012-10-02 10:46:38

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How many times have you driven a route that you were familiar with, made it safely to your destination, and then realized that you can´t recall any of the specifics of your journey? Maybe you were focusing on the music on the radio or the stress of the day. Perhaps in our increasingly digital existence, you were paying attention to incoming texts or listening to the turn-by-turn directions of your GPS unit. This psychological...

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...

2010-07-15 13:28:14

A commercial brain fitness program has been shown to improve memory in older adults, at least in the period soon after training. The findings are the first to show that practicing simple visual tasks can improve the accuracy of short-term, or "working" visual memory. The research, led by scientists at UCSF, is also one of the first to measure both mental performance and changes in neural activity caused by a cognitive training program. In the study, healthy older participants trained on a...

2008-08-08 08:32:34

You'd probably remember seeing a man with pink hair more than you could recall the guy walking next to him with brown hair. That's because our brains best remember attention-grabbing images, according to a new study. Previous research has implied an upper limit to the number of visual images a person can store in short-term memory, but a new study found that memory capacity is much more flexible. "Before people have had this idea that visual memory has a very simple limit:...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'