Latest News

Needle in a haystack: New research shows how brain prepares to start searching

Many of us have steeled ourselves for those 'needle in a haystack' tasks of finding our vehicle in an airport car park, or scouring the supermarket shelves for a favorite brand. A new scientific study has revealed that our understanding of how the human brain prepares to perform visual search tasks of varying difficulty may now need to be revised. When people search for a specific object, they tend to hold in mind a visual representation of it, based on key attributes like shape, size or color. Scientists call this 'advanced specification.'
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Girls' mental health suffers when romances unfold differently than they imagined

  • Preserving patients' sanity in hospital

  • Online reviews: When do negative opinions boost sales?

  • Low-calorie restaurant menus: Are they making us fat?

  • Chew on this: How does food texture impact its perceived calorie content?

  • Consumer predictions: Do categories matter when predicting the lottery or stock market?

  • Research illuminates 'touchy' subject: Sensory nerve endings

  • Teenagers who have had a concussion also have higher rates of suicide attempts

  • Toddlers 'surprisingly sophisticated' at understanding unfamiliar accents

  • Expect changes in appetite, taste of food after weight loss surgery

  •