“While studying the sense of touch, scientists at Duke Medicine have pinpointed specific neurons that appear to regulate perception.
BBC News – “New brain scanner helps paralysed people spell words.”
This is definitely remarkable, and some good support for neuroimaging in the midst of all this non-replication business. Let’s just hope they’re translating correctly!
Interesting article about the importance of considering job options outside of the Ivory Tower if you’re a science-based grad student.
I am incredibly excited about trying this out. And if you’re reading this blog…you probably will be, too. Unless you’ve tried the product out already, and it’s no good…in that case, feedback is appreciated. Click the link above for a demo.
Cool article about some recent research done by the folks at the Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, and how it can help out with future studies of headaches.
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Temporal correlation counts! Very interesting read on combining information from sights and sounds to make sense of our surroundings. Click the title below for a nice overview via Medical News Today.
For the official abstract and links to the full article, click here for the Pub Med listing, or see the following reference:
Cesare V. Parise, Charles Spence, & Marc O. Ernst. (2011). When correlation implies causation in multisensory Integration. Current Biology. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.11.039
And…if you’re interested in more reading about sight and sound integration, here’s another cool one:
Watkins, S., Shams, L., Tanaka, S., Haynes, J. D., & Rees, G. (2006). Sound alters activity in human V1 in association with illusory visual perception. Neuroimage. 31(3). 1247-1256. PMID 16556505.
Great web-summary on PsyPost of an article about consumer perception of product orientation, and how it influences the amount of visualizations involving using the objects.
Click the link for more: http://www.psypost.org/2011/10/how-does-hand-orientation-help-consumers-imagine-using-products-7665?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
This is fantastic news for our lab’s line of research! One point for the Gestalts! Very well done indeed. Thank you to Kubilius et al. for an exciting piece of literature.