Taking notes with a laptop or tablet? Study shows pen and paper secret to smarts

Study shows taking notes longhand improves comprehension Photo credit: Education.org Though many researchers have suggested taking notes on a laptop is not as effective writing them out in longhand with a pen and paper, previous studies focused on how students were distracted on their laptops (buying things on Amazon, watching movies,updating their Facebook pages or …

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Study proves dolphins share human’s ability to reflect

University at Buffalo Natua the dolphin J. David Smith, Ph.D., a comparative psychologist at the University at Buffalo who has conducted extensive studies in animal cognition, says there is growing evidence that animals share functional parallels with human conscious metacognition — that is, they may share human’s ability to reflect upon, monitor or regulate their …

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Smartphone iPhone and Blackberry applications help recall your dreams

Dream Recall and Smartphones Since 87% of Smartphone users bring their phones to bed with them and 84% check their phones as soon as they wake up according to a Sheraton Hotels survey, choosing Smartphone applications for your iPhone or Blackberry that wake you up gradually, might facilitate better dream recall. Reuters recently published a …

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New Year’s Eve: Are you feeling the pain of rejection?

Social rejection leads to physical pain Association for Psychological Science Are your “hurt feelings?, “broken hearts? or the pain of social rejection triggered by the festivities of this holiday season, making you feel actual physical pain? According to a study in TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences, Why rejection hurts: a common neural alarm system for physical …

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