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2007-11-13 06:49:57     BBC - Radio 4 - Extra Senses

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/extrasenses.shtml

Aristotle defined our five senses over two and a half th... But in fact we have many more. In this five part series,... delves into the Extra Senses that we take for granted. H... they work and meets some remarkable people who experienc... a unique wa

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2010-05-29 16:22:18     BBC News - Creative minds 'mimic schizophrenia'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10154775.stm

Creativity is akin to insanity, say scientists who have ... the mind works.
Brain scans reveal striking similarities in the thought ...
Both groups lack important receptors used to filter and ...
It could be this uninhibited processing that allows crea

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2013-03-13 09:37:26     BBC News - Neanderthal large eyes 'caused their demise'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21759233

Neanderthals are a closely related species of human that... from around 250,000 years ago. They coexisted and intera... our species until they went extinct about 28,000 years a...
The research team explored the idea that the ancestor of ...
The humans

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2006-06-29 17:28:55     BBC Radio 4 - Midweek

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/midweek.shtml

JIM HORNE
Jim Horne is Professor of Psychophysiology and Director ...

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2011-09-05 18:39:37     BPS Research Digest: At what age do girls prefer pink?

http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/...-prefer-pink.html

In Western cultures, girls consistently prefer pink, boy... Which academic camp lays claim to this difference? Past ... a case, in terms of the evolutionary advantage of findin... females might be biologically predisposed to prefer pink... colours. Bu

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2007-01-04 20:57:11     Brain Hammer » Blog Archive » Hyperbolic Mary

http://www.petemandik.com/blog/2006/11/17/hyperbolic-mary/

Paul Churchland, in his recent “Chimerical Colors: Som... from Cognitive Neuroscience” (2005), describes very od... experiences that are predicted by a neural model of chro... processing. In brief, the differential fatiguing and rec... processing

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2007-08-21 09:27:42     Conceptualizing Concepts using the Lattice Formalism

http://cogprints.org/2139/00/flairs.html

Contextualizing Concepts
Liane Gabora and Diederik Aerts
... develop a formal description of the contextual manner in which concepts are evoked, used, and combined to generate meaning.

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2012-10-30 14:08:53     Crows don't plan intelligence (Science Alert)

http://sciencealert.com.au/news-nz/20122810-23822-2.html

In certain situations animals can spontaneously solve pr...
Animals rarely solve problems spontaneously, yet certain ...
The University of Auckland research shows that such prob ...
“Crows and parrots have long been known to solve the s ...
... ings of

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2006-07-01 14:49:46     Detecting deception

http://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug04/detecting.html

Psychological sleuths
Detecting deception
Some research links lying with such facial and bodily cu ...
BY RACHEL ADELSON

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2006-08-18 08:21:19     Epiphenomenalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphenomenalism

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2008-01-13 09:20:11     Ericsson & Kintsch 1995: long-term working memory

http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~jimmyd/summaries/ericsson1995.html

Ericsson, K. A., & Kintsch, W. (1995). Long-term working... Psychological Review, 102, 211-245.
Author of the summary: David Zach Hambrick, 1998, gt8781 ...
The sine qua non of skilled cognitive performance is the ...
Working memory (WM) refers to the si

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2006-10-17 09:04:43     Foresight

http://www.foresight.gov.uk/Previous_Projects/.../index.html

Research Reviews
Making connections
Life scientists and physical scientists face many of the ...
This was an important clue in deciding the shape of the ...
The project commissioned a series of Research Reviews so ...

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2006-10-17 09:06:46     Foresight

http://www.foresight.gov.uk/previous_project.../Book.htm?...

Cognitive Systems: Information Processing Meets Brain Sc...
Authors: Richard G M Morris, Lionel Tarassenko and Micha ...
Publisher: Academic Press Inc (London) Ltd
ISBN: 0120885662

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2005-11-17 16:24:02     Information Processing in Human Body

http://vadim.www.media.mit.edu/MAS862/Project.html

The total information processing activity of the brain i... because the current knowledge in this area is fragmentar... possible to get a general picture of the electronic puls... activity within a couple of orders of magnitude. The act... is equivale

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2014-02-17 10:03:12     Just thinking you had a good night's sleep can improve cognitive skills - Science - News - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...ognitive-skills-9079815.html

Researchers at Colorado College found students who were ... good night’s sleep, even if they did not, performed be... and memory skill tests than those who had been informed ... badly.

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2009-11-07 09:43:47     Low-Carb Diet Speeds Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/200.../091020162237.htm

ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2009) — A diet high in fat and ... carbohydrates, known as the "ketogenic" diet, quickens r... paralyzed rats after spinal cord injury, according to ne...

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2007-01-06 11:51:21     Mark Turner

http://markturner.org/


I work on higher-order cognitive operations that disting ...

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2013-01-31 13:37:39     Memory, navigation and theta rhythm in the hippocampal-entorhinal system : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Publishing Group

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v16/n2/full/nn.3304.html

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2009-11-07 09:43:02     Men Are From Mars -- Neuroscientists Find That Men And Women Respond Differently To Stress

http://www.sciencedaily.com/vi.../0403-men_are_from_mars.htm

Functional magnetic resonance imaging of men and women u... neuroscientists how their brains differed in response to... situations. In men, increased blood flow to the left orb... suggested activation of the "fight or flight" response. ... activated t

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2005-11-17 16:21:41     Neurogenetics at UT Health Science Center

http://www.nervenet.org/papers/NUMBER_REV_1988.html

Estimates for the human brain range between 10 billion a... imprecision in these estimates is due almost entirely to... the number of granule cells in the cerebellum, a problem... traced back to a study by Braitenberg & Atwood (1958). M...
[A revisio

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2006-07-08 12:40:44     New Scientist Breaking News - 'Rewired brain' revives patient after 19 years

http://www.newscientist.com/...s-patient-after-19-years.html

The team's findings suggest that Wallis’s brain had, v... developed new pathways and completely novel anatomical s... re-establish functional connections, compensating for th...
They found that new axons – the branches that connect ...
Surprisingl

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2013-12-06 11:02:01     New study: Striking brain differences explain some gender stereotypes

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/...ences-explain-so-1475665938?...

A new research paper published today in the Proceedings ... of Sciences demonstrates that men and women's brains con... different which, according to the authors, gives a "pote...
The study—one the largest of its kind with 949 individ ...
Using the d

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2005-11-17 16:24:42     Number of Neurons in a Human Brain

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2002/AniciaNdabahaliye2.shtml

Number of Neurons in a Human Brain
The Physics Factbook%u2122
Edited by Glenn Elert -- Written by his students
An educational, Fair Use website
... brain has more than 100 billion neurons" > 100 billion

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2009-08-16 09:26:26     Op-Ed Contributor - Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/opinion/16gopnik.html

In 2007 in my lab at Berkeley, Tamar Kushnir and I disco... preschoolers can use probabilities to learn how things w... lets them imagine new possibilities. We put a yellow blo...
Then we gave the children the blocks and asked them to l ...
We also did

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2006-07-01 15:19:03     Paul Ekman. Ph.D : About Paul Ekman

http://www.paulekman.com/paulekman_biography.php

For 32 years, Paul Ekman was a Professor of Psychology i... Psychiatry at the University of California at San Franci... his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago... University. He received his Ph.D. from Adelphi Universit...
His interes

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2014-05-08 23:43:11     Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.

http://www.slate.com/..._of_famous_frontal_lobe_patient.html

On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day ... start wandering, a railroad foreman named Phineas Gage f... with gunpowder and turned his head to check on his men. ... normal moment of his life.
Other victims in the annals of medicine are a

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2010-10-08 16:34:55     Popular Science Feature - Chessboard Optical Illusion

http://www.popularscience.co.uk/features/feat16.htm

Shadows are the topic of a book recently reviewed on the... website (The Shadow Club by Roberto Casati) - it's nothi... book, but here's a stunning optical illusion featuring s...
This optical illusion is reproduced with the permission ...
This is sim

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2006-05-30 22:56:37     Psychological hedonism? The pleasure seekers

http://www.biopsychiatry.com/pleasure/index.html

Ian Sample talks to the scientists teasing out why we st... pleasurable experiences - and why, when we have it all, ... for more excitement

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2006-05-02 20:59:48     Sapir–Whorf hypothesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapir–Whorf_hypothesis

In linguistics, the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis (SWH) state... systematic relationship between the grammatical categori... a person speaks and how that person both understands the... in it. Although it has come to be known as the Sapir–W... it rather w

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2006-05-10 11:37:35     Serendip

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/

Welcome
... Serendip is
a gathering place for people w ...
instructions are always ambigu ...
... and in how one makes sense of life.

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