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Video. Jeff Hawkins on how brain science will change computing. Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows. Public release date: 18-Nov-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Gabriel Radvansky 574-631-6473University of Notre Dame We've all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do.

Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows

Or get. Or find. New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses. "Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized. " The study was published recently in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Conducting three experiments in both real and virtual environments, Radvansky's subjects – all college students – performed memory tasks while crossing a room and while exiting a doorway. [ Print | E-mail AAAS and EurekAlert!

Video. Video. Dual NBack Application. Critical & Creative Education. Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus. Test Your Vocabulary. 11 Goal Hacks: How to Achieve Anything. Goal-setting research on fantasising, visualisation, goal commitment, procrastination, the dark side of goal-setting and more… We’re all familiar with the nuts and bolts of goal-setting.

11 Goal Hacks: How to Achieve Anything

We should set specific, challenging goals, use rewards, record progress and make public commitments (if you’re not familiar with these then check out this article on how to reach life goals). So how come we still fail? This psychological research suggests why and what mindsets should help us reach our goals. 1. The biggest enemy of any goal is excessive positive fantasising. 2. The reason we don’t achieve our goals is lack of commitment. One powerful psychological technique to increase commitment is mental contrasting. 3. You can use the Zeigarnik effect to drag you on towards your goal. What the Zeigarnik effect teaches is that one weapon for beating procrastination is starting somewhere…anywhere. 4. 5. When we miss our target, we can fall foul of the what-the-hell-effect. 10 Common Misconceptions Dispelled. Video. How to Hack Your Brain.

5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness. Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it.

5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness

There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want. We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety. All we can say is that they sound awesome, since apparently you can make your brain... #5. 77 Brain Hacks to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better.

Source: Online Education Database If someone granted you one wish, what do you imagine you would want out of life that you haven't gotten yet?

77 Brain Hacks to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better

For many people, it would be self-improvement and knowledge. New knowledge is the backbone of society's progress. Great thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and others' quests for knowledge have led society to many of the marvels we enjoy today. Video. Improve Your Memory by Speaking Your Mind’s Language. By learning the language your mind uses, you’ll be able to tap into your mind’s full potential and develop a remarkable memory.

Improve Your Memory by Speaking Your Mind’s Language

It’s easier than you think – and you’ll actually have fun doing it. Your Mind Thinks in Pictures Along its evolution, the brain has become amazingly effective in dealing with sensory data. It is by correctly interpreting the five senses that the mind understands the environment and takes decisions. Video. Video. Video. Video. Video. Video. Video. Critical Thinking By Example. 1.1 Two Conventions for Standardizing To standardize an argument is to break it down into its components in a manner that shows the logical relationships between the parts.

Critical Thinking By Example

An argument, in our technical sense, is a reason or reasons offered in support of a conclusion. So, for anything to qualify as an argument it must have two components: at least one reason and one conclusion. Standardizing involves identifying these component parts. Thus with respect to example 1.1: The conclusion is "he is tall", and the reason to believe the conclusion is "John is over 2 meters tall".

If all arguments were as elementary as example 1.1, there would be little call to develop standardization conventions, but arguments can be quite complex, and so we need to develop some notation to keep track of everything. The premise, 'P1', is offered in support of the conclusion, 'C'. The associated diagram is given in 1.4: