November 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Calculating minds



Success at math is often more about focusing attention and screening distractions (caused by threat and anxiety) ..than it is about activating areas of the brain actually involved with math calculation. Sian Beilock (University of Chicago) reports:

 “We used functional magnetic resonance imaging to separate anticipatory neural activity from what’s occurring while performing math. Increased activity in…

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Added by lee william robertson on November 20, 2011 at 9:19pm — 2 Comments

Dyslexia and auditory impairment

Voice recognition involves perceiving differences in the way people speak. Individuals with dyslexia, however, cannot do this. The problem is a slight auditory impairment. They can understand perfectly well what others are saying and who is speaking. They’re just not as sensitive to subtle phonic variations between speakers.

A study by Tyler Perrachione at MIT […

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Added by lee william robertson on November 14, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sensory orientation

 

Presented to the

Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

It was interesting for me to see a recent study in neuroscience that supports my theory of reading comprehension […

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Added by lee william robertson on November 13, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

New Test for Consciousness in 'Comatose' Patients

The Coma Science Group (CRCyclotron, University of Liège /Liège University Hospital), led by Dr Steven Laureys, has developed, along with its partners in London, Ontario, (Canada) and Cambridge (England), a portable test which will permit a simpler and less expensive diagnosis of 'vegetative' patients who still have consciousness, despite the fact that they do not have the means to express it.

The researchers' conclusions are published…

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Added by Alireza Sibaei on November 13, 2011 at 5:33am — No Comments

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