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Grounding person memory in space: Does spatial anchoring of behaviors improve recall? (Study)

“Abstract In two experiments, we examine and find support for the general hypothesis that memory for behavioral information in the context of an impression formation task depends on where that information is located in vertical space. These findings extend earlier … Continue reading

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The effects of bilingualism on toddlers’ executive functioning (Study, 2011)

“(Abstract) Bilingual children have been shown to outperform monolingual children on tasks measuring executive functioning skills. This advantage is usually attributed to bilinguals’ extensive practice in exercising selective attention and cognitive flexibility during language use because both languages are active … Continue reading

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Scientists find physical clutter negatively affects your ability to focus, process information (Study, in Unclutterer)

“Researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute published the results of a study they conducted in the January issue of The Journal of Neuroscience that relates directly to uncluttered and organized living. […] When your environment is cluttered, the chaos … Continue reading

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Individual Differences in Recovery Time From Attentional Capture (Study, in PsyScience)

“Differences in working memory (WM) capacity have been attributed to a person’s ability to control their attention, and low WM capacity individuals are thought to be more prone to have their attention captured by distractors. To test an alternative theory–that … Continue reading

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The role of social meaning in inattentional blindness: When the gorillas in our midst do NOT go unseen (Study)

“Abstract Without visual attention, even the obvious–like a gorilla walking through a scene of people–goes undetected (Mack & Rock, 1998; Simons & Chabris, 1999). This “inattentional blindness” is a persistent, well-documented limitation of the human visual system. The current research … Continue reading

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Authors@Google: Chris Chabris

(start at min. 2) Talking about: 1. The invisible gorilla video (–> video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo (Gorilla is being seen (eye-tracking) but doesn’t reach level of consciousness; selective attention: “the problem is the amount of mind you have”) 2. Six … Continue reading

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