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Learning while you sleep and a case for more Zzzzzs

Posted by dorian on April 22, 2010

April 22, 2010 | ScientificAmerican.com

Sounds Make Memories Stick During Sleep

Hearing certain sounds during slumber can spur learning, according to research detailed at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s annual meeting in Montreal

By Ingrid Wickelgren


MONTREAL—A good night’s sleep, or even just a nap, can be an aid to memory. Psychologists have known for years that sleep solidifies what we’ve learned during the day, transforming tenuous associations into stable ones. Learning while you snooze seems supremely efficient, and so people have long dreamed of co-opting this process so that their dozing brain shores up what matters to them—say, material they’ve studied for a test or a talk, or verbiage in a foreign language they want to master. But until now there has been little support for the notion that studying in your sleep is useful. Psychology graduate student John Rudoy at Northwestern University in Illinois reported findings here on Monday at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2010 annual meeting that hint at a way to do that. Read the rest of this entry »


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Posted by princessxxx on February 11, 2010

e-e, wedding anniversay 2/13/10. congratulations.

i don’t recall either dorian or the BRAIN‘s birthdays, but they are both aquarian airheads. Read the rest of this entry »

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Christian Arrogance Knows no Boundaries…”DIE ANTWOORD – ZEF SIDE”

Posted by princessxxx on February 6, 2010

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more signs and wonders – VIRGIN BIRTH IN MY SOCK

Posted by princessxxx on December 13, 2009

i swear this just happened, i was picking up my dirty sox and there she was.

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Monkey Linguistics

Posted by dorian on December 12, 2009

Monkey alarm calls provide clues to origins of human language

Monkeys form very primitive sentences, scientists have discovered, in research that brings us closer to understanding the origins of language.

By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent

Photo: National Geographic Animal Gallery

Published: 2:15PM GMT 11 Dec 2009

A team found the Campbell’s monkey can add a simple sound to its alarm calls to create new ones and then combine them to convey even more information.

Human language is incredibly complex, but one defining feature is the process of adding a prefix or suffix to a word to change its meaning.

For example, adding “hood” to the word “brother” to form “brotherhood”.

Researchers looking at Campbell’s monkeys (Cercopithecus campbelli campbelli) in the Ivory Coast’s Tai National Park found that these primates do a similar thing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Water on the Moon!

Posted by Enkill_Eridos on November 14, 2009

Today there was a different Google Icon. Each Google Icon has a news worthy story so I clicked on it and this is what I found.

Splash! NASA moon crash struck lots of water

By ALICIA CHANG (AP) – 1 hour ago

LOS ANGELES — The lunar dud for space enthusiasts has become a watershed event for NASA.

Spacecraft that crashed into the moon last month kicked up a relatively small plume. But scientists have confirmed the debris contained water — 25 gallons of it — making lunar exploration exciting again.
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The Lost & The Damned

Posted by princessxxx on November 3, 2009



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Glenn Beck’s “The Christmas Sweater”

Posted by princessxxx on October 28, 2009

ahh shucks!

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