visual attention

Men, women eye objects differently, says research


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Eyes of men and women meander in different ways, suggests a new finding, challenging the way that scientists generally conceive of attention, or how sensory information ... Read more...

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Impulsive kids hooked on video games


February 24th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Impulsive children with a poor attention span play more video games, while other kids who are hooked on video gaming may also develop impulsivity and attention ... Read more...

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Fast-paced video games boost ability to concentrate


November 19th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Action packed video games are often blamed for encouraging violent behaviour but they actually help players develop superior visual attention, says a new study.This mental skill helps ... Read more...

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How video games can enhance our visual attention


November 18th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Action packed video games, often accused of being distracting, can enhance visual attention, the ability that allows us to focus on relevant visual information, according to a new ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on cognitive recovery after brain damage


November 4th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new study has shed light on mechanisms that underlie recovery after damage to a region of the brain important for memory and attention.The research has highlighted the ... Read more...

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Brain’s ability to ‘pay attention’ diminishes with age


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): A new study has suggested that visual attention-the brain's ability to selectively filter unattended or unwanted information from reaching awareness-weakens with age, leaving elder people incapable of sifting ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drug enhances perceptual learning in healthy adults


September 17th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that a drug commonly prescribed to Alzheimer's disease patients boosts perceptual learning in healthy adults.In a new study, ... Read more...

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Millions risk life by texting while walking


September 17th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Millions of people are risking their lives by texting as they saunter along busy streets. One in 10 mobile phone users sustains injuries because they fail to notice objects, ... Read more...

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Texting while walking could put your life at risk


September 17th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): The next time you think of sending a text to a friend while walking, reconsider it. A scientist has warned that millions of people are putting their lives ... Read more...

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Anger makes people want to seek rewards: Study


August 12th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): People who are angry pay more attention to rewards than to threats, according to a new study.Previous research has shown that emotion affects what someone pays attention to. ... Read more...

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Meditate boosts attention span


July 15th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Daily meditation not only gives us a peaceful life, it also boosts attention spans, says a new study.Katherine MacLean at the University of California Davis and her co-advisor, ... Read more...

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Memory problems not lone indicator of later mild cognitive impairment


June 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that memory problems are not the only predictor of mild cognitive impairment later in life.They discovered lower, though not necessarily ... Read more...

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Common Alzheimer’s drug improves patients’ driving skills: Study


June 10th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A study found that a type of medication often prescribed for Alzheimer's disease (AD), improved some cognitive skills in patients with mild AD - skills that are necessary ... Read more...

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Exercise makes cigarettes less tempting


October 27th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Exercise can make cigarettes less tempting to smokers and may help them kick the habit, says a new study. Research from the University of Exeter shows that exercise can ... Read more...

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Exercise puts smokers off ciggies


October 27th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Exercise makes cigarettes look less attractive in the eyes of smokers, claims a new study.The study from the University of Exeter shows for the first time that exercise ... Read more...

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Attention lights up brain’s sensory signals even in background noise


September 24th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): When we pay attention on something, the sensory signals in our brains make themselves heard even in background noise, according to a new study by researchers at the ... Read more...

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How some people maintain weight loss, others don’t


September 16th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Ever wondered how some people successfully maintain a significant weight loss, while others tend to regain the weight? Well, researchers at The Miriam Hospital attribute such tendencies to ... Read more...

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‘Mind is sharp as a steel trap’ even in old age: Study


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): Many studies have suggested that cognitive function declines in old age, but a new study led by a Ryerson University researcher shows that this is not always the ... Read more...

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Video action games do improve vision: Study


March 30th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Video games involving high levels of action, as in shooting games, increase a player's real-world vision, according to latest research. The ability to discern subtle differences in shades ... Read more...

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Exam success lies in a glass of water!


March 11th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 11 (ANI): The key to exam success in kids lies in a glass of water, says a new study.According to the latest research carried out in Britain, children ... Read more...

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Just 10 minutes of cycling or jogging can help smokers kick the butt


February 11th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Ten minutes of cycling or jogging can significantly help people quit smoking, according to a new study.The researchers from the University of Exeter have shown that changes ... Read more...

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Brain study reveals how exercise may help one quit smoking


February 11th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Physical exercise triggers brain activity that may help reduce craving for cigarettes. For the first time, researchers used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to investigate how the brain ... Read more...

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Experience can be the best teacher for infants


January 23rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): University of Washington psychologists have found that infants as young as 10 months use their prior exposure and understanding of familiar actions by a person to understand ... Read more...

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Low-carb diets can adversely affect dieters cognition skills


December 12th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Low-carbohydrate diet might help you shed those extra pounds, but it can have an adverse impact on your cognition skills, says a new study.Tufts University researchers found ... Read more...

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Talking on hands free cellphone adds 5metres to drivers” braking distances


December 4th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Talking on mobile phones while driving can impair drivers'' visual attention to such a degree that it can add over 5 metres to the braking distance of ... Read more...

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Love really does make you blind


July 8th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): They say love is blind. Now, theres scientific evidence suggesting that the adage might be true.According to researchers at Florida State University in Tallahassee, US, people who ... Read more...

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Why it is hard to spot familiar faces in a crowd


January 19th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Ever wondered why we find it difficult to pick out a familiar face in a crowd? Well, according to a new study, searching for a face in a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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