Posts Tagged 'brain activity'

Understanding Dyscalculia and How the Brain Processes Numbers

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Dyscalculia is a learning disability, which is sometimes called number blindness, and similar to dyslexia, but for numbers. Researchers estimate that as much as 7% of the population has dyscalculia, which can be marked by severe difficulties in dealing with numbers despite otherwise normal intelligence.

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Brainwave-Controlled Helicopter Project Funded By Kickstarter

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A brainwave-controlled helicopter project was fully funded by Kickstarter, and is hoping to come into homes very soon. The project was initially posted as a DIY hack on Instructables two years ago, and it’s supposed to be an educational toy.

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Area of Monkey Brain Keeps Tally of Altruistic Acts

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Steve Chang and his colleagues from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have discovered that monkeys have a specific area in their brains to keep track of altruistic acts. This might help researchers understand the mechanisms underlying normal social behavior in primates and humans, and could even provide insight about autism spectrum disorder.

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Test for Alzheimer’s May Be Undermining Drug Trials

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Flaws in a test used in clinical trials to assess patients could be undermining the search for a drug to treat Alzheimer’s.

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Why Older People Are More Susceptible to Fraud

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Researchers have discovered one of the reasons why it may seem like older people fall victim to financial fraud. Scientists have found out that the human ability to judge trustworthiness of people’s faces diminishes with age.

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Smoking Rots the Brain & Lowers Cognitive Performance

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A new study from researchers at King’s College in London indicates that smoking rots the brain by damaging memory, learning, and reasoning.

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Brain’s Reading Centers Are Culturally Universal No Matter What Language

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The brain scans of French and Mandarin native speakers have shown that people use the same areas in the brain for reading, no matter what language they are reading.

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