Psychology & Psychiatry

Online illusion: Unplugged, we really aren't that smart

The Internet brings the world to our fingertips, but it turns out that getting information online also has a startling effect on our brains: We feel a lot smarter than we really are, according to a Yale-led study published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How good is our memory of everyday visual stimuli?

In our world of branding and repetitive advertising, it is feasible that we dutifully soak up visuals and messages and store them accurately in our mind's eye. New research published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Baby boys love dolls more than trucks

(Medical Xpress)—New research from the University of Western Sydney shows baby boys prefer objects with faces over machines, challenging the theory of an innate preference among babies for 'girly' or 'macho' toys.

Neuroscience

Breakthrough discerns normal memory loss from disease

(Medical Xpress)—Cornell researchers have developed a reliable method to distinguish memory declines associated with healthy aging from the more-serious memory disorders years before obvious symptoms emerge. The method ...

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