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Cognitive Skills and Deficits

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Oct'16

Electric Brain Stimulation During Sleep Can Boost Memory

For the first time, scientists report using transcranial alternating current stimulation, or tACS, to target a specific kind of brain activity during sleep and strengthen memory in healthy people.

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29

Oct'16

Placebo Sweet Spot for Pain Relief Identified in Brain

Scientists have identified for the first time the region in the brain responsible for the "placebo effect" in pain relief, when a fake treatment actually results in substantial reduction of pain, according to new research from Northwestern Medicine and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC).

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28

Oct'16

Sleep-Short Drivers Worse than Drink-Drive Drivers!

Sleep-deprived driving (commonly known as tired driving, drowsy driving, or fatigued driving) is the operation of a motor vehicle while being cognitively impaired by a lack of sleep. Sleep deprivavtion is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents, and it can impair the human brain as much as alcohol can.

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19

Oct'16

Visual Perception and Academic Success

Getman, a renowned behavioural optometrist, defined vision as a learned ability to understand things which cannot be heard, touched, smelled or tasted. He distinguished vision from sight which, according to him, is simply a response to light and from acuity which refers to light's clarity, and stated that vision enables the child to interpret the world.

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17

Oct'16

Men More Prone to Mild Cognitive Impairment

When it comes to remembering things, new research shows men are more likely than women to have mild cognitive impairment, the transition stage before dementia. "This is one of the first studies to determine the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment among men and women who have been randomly selected from a community to participate in the study," said study author Rosebud Roberts, MD,..

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09

Oct'16

Research Study: Visual Memory Improved by 1.3 Years in Five Days

Various researchers have stated that as much as eighty percent of all learning takes place through the eye, with visual memory existing as a crucial aspect of learning. Visual memory involves the ability to store and retrieve previously experienced visual sensations and perceptions when the stimuli that originally evoked them are no longer present.

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09

Oct'16

How the Brain Builds Panoramic Memory

When asked to visualise your childhood home, you can probably picture not only the house you lived in, but also the buildings next door and across the street. MIT neuroscientists have now identified two brain regions that are involved in creating these panoramic memories.

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03

Oct'16

Walter Anthony’s Purple Nurple Optical Illusion

Warning: This page might make sensitive observers dizzy or sick. Should you feel dizzy, leave this page immediately! An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterised by visually perceived images that are deceptive or misleading. The information gathered by the eye is processed by the brain to give a percept that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source.

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01

Oct'16

Cognitive Development: Not an Automatic Process

Cognitive development focuses on how children learn and process information. It is the development of the thinking and organising systems of the mind. It involves language, mental imagery, thinking, reasoning, problem solving, and memory development.

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26

Sep'16

Do IQ Tests Measure Intelligence? If So, What Is Intelligence?

If an IQ test is supposed to measure a person's intelligence, the question is: What is intelligence? Is it the ability to do well in school? Is it the ability to read well and spell correctly? Or are the following people intelligent? The physician who smokes three packets of cigarettes a day? The Nobel Prize winner whose marriage and personal life are in ruins?...

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