Psychology & Psychiatry

Do you act before you think or think before you act?

Will you read this news release now or decide to read it later? "Precrastination," defined as the tendency to expend extra effort to get things done as soon as possible, could explain what you will do.

Neuroscience

New study IDs what brings our senses and thoughts together

Our ability to think, decide, remember recent events and more, comes from our brain's neocortex. Now University of California, Irvine neuroscientists have discovered key aspects of the mechanisms behind these functions. Their ...

Biomedical technology

Efficient fall detection based on smart insoles

Fall detection is a typical application of both medical expert systems and wearable expert systems. There are four primary types of falls, i.e., left-sided horizontal, right-sided horizontal, supine, and prone, whereas most ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Research probes how people control unwanted thoughts

When trying to avoid an unwanted thought, people often reactively reject and replace the thought after it occurs. But proactively avoiding an association in the first place can be much more efficient, and help prevent the ...

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