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Bilingualism fine-tunes hearing, enhances attention

Bilingualism fine-tunes hearing, enhances attention | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A new study provides the first biological evidence that bilinguals' rich experience with language "fine-tunes" their auditory nervous system and helps them juggle linguistic input in ways that enhance attention and working memory.
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Innattentional Blindness and Ghosts - Happy Halloween!

Innattentional Blindness and Ghosts - Happy Halloween! | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

In 1959, a psychologist (at Cambridge decided to test how people would react to seeing a ghost on campus:

"Each night, Cornell or his assistants dressed in a white sheet and strolled down a path, making various hand gestures before shedding the sheet 4.5 minutes later"

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Attention Alert: A Study on Distraction Reveals Some Surprises

Attention Alert: A Study on Distraction Reveals Some Surprises | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Distractions from our brains hurt as much or more than those from our tech!

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BPS Research Digest: Would you look where Berlusconi is looking?

BPS Research Digest: Would you look where Berlusconi is looking? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A team of Italian psychologists have examined whether our attention is influenced more by the gaze of politicians whose political persuasion matches our own.

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