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Parents’ ‘um’s’ and ‘uh’s’ help kids learn new words


April 15th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A study conducted at the University of Rochester's Baby Lab has good news for parents who are worried that they are setting a bad example for their children ... Read more...

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Shrinking brains are making humans dumber


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) Whether we admit it or not, the human race seems to be heading for a dumber version of itself -- thanks to the shrinking size of our brains. ... Read more...

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Human brain ’shrinking’ since 20,000 yrs ‘making us stupider day by day’


January 1st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): A new study has said that the human brain has been shrinking since the last 20,000 years, suggesting that we may be getting dumber day by day."Over the ... Read more...

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Moments of genius are not sudden but result from long conscious work


September 14th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Great moments of genius-the so-called "Aha!" moments-don't happen in mere seconds. Instead it takes a great deal of conscious work to come up with a creative solution to ... Read more...

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How the human brain learns language


April 30th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): There is no single advanced area of the human brain that gives it language capabilities above and beyond those of any other animal species, says a new study ... Read more...

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Sticking to diets requires more than willpower


January 12th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) It needs more than willpower and dedication for dieting to have the desired results. A much more subtle aspect of the diets themselves -- their perceived complexity -- ... Read more...

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Many autistic people do have savant-like skills


April 15th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): A new study has shown that one-third of adults with autism have savant-like skills - such as astounding memory, perfect pitch or the ability to multiply very high ... Read more...

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Fixing our gaze before we recognise faces


October 21st, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Many of us are are unable to recall names but never forget a face - but how do we recognise them at all? Facial recognition is so involuntary ... Read more...

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We first look around the nose to recognise a familiar face


October 21st, 2008 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): An American study has revealed that the first two points that people look at to tell whether a face is familiar to them or not are around ... Read more...

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Brit scientists get PS1m grant to see if robot can stir soup!


May 14th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
London, May 14 (ANI): British scientists are trying to find out if a robot can safely be employed to stir soup in a kitchen and for this they have won a ... Read more...

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