News tagged with distractions
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study presented at the 162nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America shows that students testing scores are negatively affected by background noise, but not the noise you would expect. The ba ...
Other Nov 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 3 |
A new UC Davis study shows how the brain reconfigures its connections to minimize distractions and take best advantage of our knowledge of situations.
Neuroscience Jan 12, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 2 |
Your brain often works on autopilot when it comes to grammar. That theory has been around for years, but University of Oregon neuroscientists have captured elusive hard evidence that people indeed detect ...
Neuroscience May 13, 2013 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Multitaskers who think they can successfully divide their attention between the program on their television set and the information on their computer screen proved to be driven to distraction by the two devices, according ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Need to do some serious multitasking? Some training in meditation beforehand could make the work smoother and less stressful, new research from the University of Washington shows.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The findings are part of a study on the effects of distractors on children with ADHD. A team of researchers, led by FIU Center for Children and Families Director William E. Pelham Jr., ...
Attention deficit disorders Nov 05, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (4) | 2
What links speed, power, and the color red? Hint: it's not a sports car. It's your muscles.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
In a new study to appear in Neuron, scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) have uncovered mechanisms that help our brain to focus by efficiently routing only relevant information to perceptual brain ...
Neuroscience Dec 07, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Placebos reduce pain by creating an expectation of relief. Distractionsay, doing a puzzlerelieves it by keeping the brain busy. But do they use the same brain processes? Neuromaging suggests ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 03, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Although parents may have a hard time believing it, even infants can be trained to improve their concentration skills. What's more, training babies in this way leads to improvements on other, unrelated tasks.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Another day, another four turns of the screw. That's just a part of life for people, primarily children, undergoing the long and difficult process of distraction osteogenesis, a method to correct bone deformities ...
Medical research Apr 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
USC researchers show that men and women focus on different things when paying attention and are drawn away by different types of distractions.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Infants innately relieve stress by crying, turning their heads or maintaining eye contact. Adults manage emotional tension using problem-solving or by seeking support. A new study by a University of Missouri human development ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Eating while distracted generally makes people eat more without being aware of it, but reducing bite sizes may be able to counter this effect, according to new research published January 23 in the open access journal PLOS ON ...
Overweight and Obesity Jan 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
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