Cognitive Daily

Archives for October, 2009

In case you missed them, here are my picks this week for psychology/neuroscience posts from ResearchBlogging.org. Viewers of videos synchronize their blinking. It’s true. When people watch videos in a group, they tend to blink at the same time. Steve Genco explains why. The goal really does seem bigger when you’re kicking well. Mo explains…

For the first-ever Casual Fridays study nearly four years ago, we asked readers who said “hi” to them while they were out for a walk or run: Today’s entry is a survey designed to test a hypothesis I’ve been developing during my daily run. I think I’ve noticed a pattern in the responses of people…

Classical Indian dancing is a tradition that extends back 2,000 years. Unlike much Western dance, it is intended to express specific emotions and tell detailed stories. The Natyasastra, a text from the first or second century A.D., offers instructions for how to depict nine primary emotions, and these rules continue to be followed in Indian…

My picks from ResearchBlogging.org

In case you missed them, here are my picks of the week from psychology and Neuroscience from ResearchBlogging.org: Ever wondered how brain cells manage to form synapses only with other cells, and not with themselves? Neuroskeptic describes a fascinating study demonstrating how neurons avoid getting tangled up in themselves. Benefits of attending weight-loss camp go…

I think I’ve mentioned here before that I’m a big fan of chocolate. I get upset when coffee shops in my area only bring out the chocolates in the afternoon. Who says you can’t have a chocolate chip cookie for breakfast? Chocolate, combined with a cup of coffee, helps me work all the way through…

Whenever I create a demo for this site, there’s always a balance: Do I make the demo dramatic, so it’s most surprising when it works? Or do I make it less dramatic, so it works for more people? (There are other things to balance as well, such as my time and technical proficiency) The Troxler…

The other day, our car wouldn’t start and Jim had to ask a neighbor over to help him jump-start it. There was much rushing in and out of the house looking for flashlights and other tools to help get the job done. After the neighbor left, Jim wanted to drive somewhere and couldn’t find the…