All Blog Posts Tagged 'psychology' (5)

Parkinsonian emotion recognition impairment better accounted for by sleep deprivation



The New York Times recently covered a paper by Grey and Tickle-Degnen, published in the journal Neuropsychology, finding that people with… Continue

Added by William Lu on March 18, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How looking away prevents pedestrian collisions

One day a friend and I were briskly strolling along a mall corridor, engaged in conversation, until something quite hilarious happened. A burly gentleman was quickly approaching my friend's direct… Continue

Added by William Lu on March 1, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Can modern day gadgets help combat prejudice?



Prejudice...we've all experienced it at one point or another. Defined as a preconceived belief, opinion, or judgment toward a group or person because of race, social class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc., it also means a priori beliefs that include any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence. It's been the cause of countless… Continue

Added by William Lu on December 22, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

I've been endlessly scoring digit-symbol coding protocols (fun...), a subtest of the WAIS-IV, for the past few weeks at my new neuropsych externship so the following article seems particularly releva…

I've been endlessly scoring digit-symbol coding protocols (fun...), a subtest of the WAIS-IV, for the past few weeks at my new neuropsych externship so the following article seems particularly relevant. In a recent study by… Continue

Added by William Lu on October 6, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Why primates prefer the color black

A recent study by Yeh, Xing, and Shapley over at The Center for Neural Science, New York University made a fascinating discovery about the primary visual cortex of the macaque monkey and it's preference for black over white stimuli similar to that of humans. Here's a snippet from their abstract.



From recordings of single-cell activity in the macaque monkey's primary visual cortex (V1), we found that black-dominant neurons substantially outnumbered white-dominant neurons… Continue

Added by William Lu on September 28, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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