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Memory contaminates perception

Memory contaminates perception | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Mo Costandi: Imagery retained in the mind's eye can influence visual perception, according to a new study...

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Don't get math? Researchers home in on the brain's problem

Don't get math? Researchers home in on the brain's problem | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Can't calculate a tip or even balance your checkbook? Take heart; maybe you can blame your brain - specifically, the parietal cortex in the top back part of the head.
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Converging with Canines: Are Humans and Dogs Evolving Together?

Converging with Canines: Are Humans and Dogs Evolving Together? | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
In our man-made world, it can feel like everything is converging all at once. Indistinguishable glass skyscrapers sprout up in cities all over the globe, near identical car models vent carbon dioxi...
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How the brain makes memories: Rhythmically

How the brain makes memories: Rhythmically | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
The brain learns through changes in the strength of synapses -- the connections between neurons -- in response to stimuli. Now, researchers have found there is an optimal brain rhythm, or timing, for changing synaptic strength, and hence learning.
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Dyslexia isn't a matter of IQ, brain imaging study shows

Dyslexia isn't a matter of IQ, brain imaging study shows | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
About 5 to 10 percent of American children are diagnosed as dyslexic.
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Neuroimaging reveals how brain uses objects to recognize scenes

Neuroimaging reveals how brain uses objects to recognize scenes | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
A new study by psychologists helps to explain how people quickly and accurately recognize complicated scenes such as playgrounds, kitchens and traffic intersections.
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New Computer Chips Mimic the Brain | IdeaFeed | Big Think

New Computer Chips Mimic the Brain | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
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The Secret Language Code: Scientific American

The Secret Language Code: Scientific American | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Psychologist James Pennebaker reveals the hidden meaning of pronouns...
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Seeing eye to eye is key to copying, say scientists

Seeing eye to eye is key to copying, say scientists | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but how do our brains decide when and who we should copy? Researchers from The University of Nottingham have found that the key may lie in an unspoken invitation communicated through eye contact.
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4 Things Most People Get Wrong About Memory | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

4 Things Most People Get Wrong About Memory | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
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How Does Your Memory Work? Pt.1

You might think that your memory is there to help you remember facts, such as birthdays or shopping lists. If so, you would be very wrong. The ability to tra...
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Ενας καθρέφτης μέσα στο κεφάλι μας | Τεχνολογία | Ελευθεροτυπία

Ενας καθρέφτης μέσα στο κεφάλι μας | Τεχνολογία | Ελευθεροτυπία | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Γιατί η χαρά, η λύπη ή η πλήξη που «βλέπουμε» στα πρόσωπα των άλλων είναι μεταδοτικές και επηρεάζουν βαθύτατα τη διάθεσή μας; Γιατί το χασμουρητό, το γέλιο ή το κλάμα είναι τόσο κολλητικά; | Απογευματινή Αδέσμευτη Εφημερίδα...
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Math ability is inborn

Math ability is inborn | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
We accept that some people are born with a talent for music or art or athletics. But what about mathematics? Do some of us just arrive in the world with better math skills than others?
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Researchers devise brain-machine interface with a sense of touch

Researchers devise brain-machine interface with a sense of touch | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Scientists developed a brain-machine interface for robotic limbs that can send back a sense of touch, enabling a new generation of prosthetic limbs.
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Animal Imagination: The Dog That Pretended to Feed a Frog (and Other Tales) | The Thoughtful Animal, Scientific American Blog Network

Animal Imagination: The Dog That Pretended to Feed a Frog (and Other Tales) | The Thoughtful Animal, Scientific American Blog Network | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Can dogs pretend? This is the question I asked yesterday, prompted by Sheril's story:
...this afternoon Happy did something unusual. She carried a toy frog over to ...
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Perceiving cuteness enhances behavioral carefulness

Perceiving cuteness enhances behavioral carefulness | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Although people use the term “cute” in all sorts of ways, physical features like having large low-set eyes, small chin, and large rounded forehead a (Perceiving cuteness enhances behavioral carefulness
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Brains determine how people react to mistakes - The Times of India

Brains determine how people react to mistakes - The Times of India | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
People who think they can learn from their mistakes have a different brain reaction to mistakes than people who think they can't get smarter...
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Scientists reveal molecular sculptor of memories

Scientists reveal molecular sculptor of memories | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Researchers working with adult mice have discovered that learning and memory were profoundly affected when they altered the amounts of a certain protein in specific parts of the mammals' brains.
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Think You’re Smarter Than Animals? Maybe Not

Think You’re Smarter Than Animals? Maybe Not | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Going to a dinner party? Appearing on a game show? Let some animals give you a few pointers.
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Ready to learn? Brain scans can tell you

Ready to learn? Brain scans can tell you | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Our memories work better when our brains are prepared to absorb new information, according to a new study by MIT researchers.
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Speaking and understanding speech share the same parts of the brain

Speaking and understanding speech share the same parts of the brain | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
The brain has two big tasks related to speech: making it and understanding it. Psychologists and others who study the brain have debated whether these are really two separate tasks or whether they both use the same regions of the brain.
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How language affects color perception

How language affects color perception | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
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Major discovery explains how adult brain cleans out dead brain cells, produces new ones

Major discovery explains how adult brain cleans out dead brain cells, produces new ones | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress) -- Adult brains generate thousands of new brain cells called neurons each day; however only a small fraction of them survive. The rest die and are consumed by scavenger cells called phagocytes.
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Schlafforschung: Unser Nachtleben

Schlafforschung: Unser Nachtleben | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Träume sind Schäume? Von wegen. Früher hat die Wissenschaft das Kopfkino belächelt. Jetzt erkennt sie dessen Wert: Im Traum legen wir das Fundament unseres Bewusstseins.
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Ανθρώπινος εγκέφαλος: μια (σχεδόν) τέλεια χρονομηχανή | Τεχνολογία | Ελευθεροτυπία

Ανθρώπινος εγκέφαλος: μια (σχεδόν) τέλεια χρονομηχανή | Τεχνολογία | Ελευθεροτυπία | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Αν ο χρόνος είναι μόνο ό,τι μετράνε τα ρολόγια, τότε γιατί μας φαίνεται ατελείωτος όταν πλήττουμε και αδυσώπητος όταν γερνάμε; Ποιοι νευροψυχολογικοί μηχανισμοί επιτρέπουν στους περισσότερους ανθρώπους να έχουν μια «ακριβή» αίσθηση του χρόνου και...
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