News tagged with visual attention
Once rhesus monkeys learn to associate a picture with a reward, the reward by itself becomes enough to alter the activity in the monkeys' visual cortex. This finding was made by neurophysiologists Wim Vanduffel and John Arsenault ...
Neuroscience Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Researchers at the University of Toronto have shown that playing shooting or driving videogames, even for a relatively short time, improves the ability to search for a target hidden among irrelevant distractions in complex ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Much to the chagrin of parents who think their kids should spend less time playing video games and more time studying, time spent playing action video games can actually make dyslexic children read better. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 28, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The journal PLOS ONE has recently published a study which provides new data around attention and visual perception. The article "A role of eye vergence in covert attention" was authored by researchers from t ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine are able to detect deficits in social attention in infants as young as six months of age who later develop Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Published in the current issue of Biological Ps ...
Autism spectrum disorders Feb 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new University of British Columbia study finds.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Stroke patients who have difficulty paying attention to part of their visual field may perform better when offered a reward, a study by Imperial College London and Brunel University researchers has found.
Neuroscience Nov 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—UCSF neuroscientists have found that by training on attention tests, people young and old can improve brain performance and multitasking skills.
Neuroscience Nov 02, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 3 |
A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher.
Attention deficit disorders Oct 16, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
There is now strong evidence that some interventions can prevent falls in people over the age of 65 who are living in their own homes. However, the researchers who reached this conclusion say that care is needed when choosing ...
Health Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the University of Southern California have devised a method for detecting certain neurological disorders through the study of eye movements.
Neuroscience Aug 30, 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
In a new study that has implications for distracted drivers, researchers found that people are better at juggling some types of multitasking than they are at others.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 7 |
Study offers new clue on how brain processes visual information, provides insight into neural mechanisms of attention
Ever wonder how the human brain, which is constantly bombarded with millions of pieces of visual information, can filter out what's unimportant and focus on what's most useful?
Neuroscience Jul 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
So far it has seemed an irreparable limitation of human perception that we strain to perceive things in the very rapid succession of, say, less than half a second. Psychologists call this deficit "attentional ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 09, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (10) | 1 |