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Why We Remember So Many Things Wrong - The New Yorker - 1 views

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    If we remember dramatic and emotional moments so well, why do most people forget what they were doing when the Challenger exploded?
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    If we remember dramatic and emotional moments so well, why do most people forget what they were doing when the Challenger exploded?
John Crane

Clifford Nass on Tweenage Girls and Multitasking - YouTube - 0 views

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    Tweenage girls who spend endless hours watching videos and media multitasking with digital devices tend to be less successful with social and emotional development, according Stanford researchers, including Clifford Nass, professor of communication.
John Crane

BBC News - 'Memories' pass between generations - 0 views

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    Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.
John Crane

The culture of memory - 0 views

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    Researchers are discovering that our culture helps shape how we remember our past--and how far back our memory stretches.
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The Mystery of Memory, Documentary - YouTube - 0 views

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    The Mystery of Memory, the first documentary within the AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative, is a 30 minute documentary which delves into the foundations of today's memory research which was laid by early 20th Century Nobel Prize-awarded pioneers, and uncovers how today's neuroscientists are helping to find new treatments for disorders of memory.
John Crane

The Magical Mystery Four: How is Working Memory Capacity Limited, and Why? - 0 views

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    Working memory storage capacity is important because cognitive tasks can be completed only with sufficient ability to hold information as it is processed. The ability to repeat information depends on task demands but can be distinguished from a more constant, underlying mechanism: a central memory store limited to 3 to 5 meaningful items in young adults. I will discuss why this central limit is important, how it can be observed, how it differs among individuals, and why it may occur.
John Crane

BBC - Future - How fake images change our memory and behaviour - 0 views

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    Doctored images can affect what we eat, how we vote and even our childhood recollections. The question scientists are asking is why there's nothing we can do to stop it.
John Crane

Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? - 0 views

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    What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.
John Crane

Give them a hand: Gesturing children perform well on cognitive tasks - 0 views

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    Young children who use gestures outperform their peers in problem-solving tasks, says a new study. Children aged between two and five were asked to sort cards printed with colored shapes first by color, then by shape. Making this switch can be tricky but the study found that kids who gesture are more likely to make the mental switch and group the shapes accurately.
John Crane

BBC News - Poverty significantly saps our mental abilities say researchers - 0 views

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    Being poor can sap a person's mental resources, research published in the journal Science suggests.
John Crane

Why video games may be good for you - 0 views

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    Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.
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