News tagged with mental tasks
Opening the door to the development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices to help people with spinal cord injuries, amputations and other impairments, neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, ...
Neuroscience Mar 04, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (17) | 7 |
A contact lens on the bathroom floor, an escaped hamster in the backyard, a car key in a bed of gravel: How are we able to focus so sharply to find that proverbial needle in a haystack? Scientists at the University ...
Neuroscience Apr 21, 2013 | 4.4 / 5 (7) | 2 |
As humans face increasing distractions in their personal and professional lives, University of British Columbia researchers have discovered that people can gain greater control over their thoughts with real-time brain feedback.
Neuroscience Apr 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 10 |
Researchers have come up with a device that may enable people who are completely unable to speak or move at all to nevertheless manage unscripted back-and-forth conversation. The key to such silent and still ...
Neuroscience Jun 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
The physical benefits of regular exercise and remaining physically active, especially as we age, are well documented. However, it appears that it is not only the body which benefits from exercise, but the mind too. The evidence ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
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 |
Mental distractions make pain easier to take, and those pain-relieving effects aren't just in your head, according to a report published online on May 17 in Current Biology.
Medical research May 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
Playing video games for an hour each day can improve subsequent performance on cognitive tasks that use similar mental processes to those involved in the game, according to research published March 13 in the open access journal ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Boosting a woman's confidence makes her better at spatial tasks, University of Warwick scientists have found, suggesting skills such as parking and map-reading could come more easily if a woman is feeling good about herself.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 05, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
The methods psychologists and other health-care providers are using to treat immigrants to the United States need to be better tailored to deal with their specific cultures and needs, according to a task force report released ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Women who come down with the flu during pregnancy may be at increased risk of having a child who develops bipolar disorder, a new study suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the VA San Diego Healthcare System have found that deficiencies in the neural processing of simple auditory tones can evolve into ...
Neuroscience Nov 30, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 2 |