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Looming sounds boost visual perception

( -- Whether it’s the sound of a speeding car approaching from out of the blue, or the faint echo of footsteps following you along a dark street, such looming sounds not only make our ears prick up - but help ...

dateOct 16, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Ants on the brain

( -- Colonies of social insects such as ants and bees could collectively make decisions using mechanisms similar to those used in primate brains, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

dateFeb 25, 2009 in
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Why Sleep is Needed to Form Memories

If you ever argued with your mother when she told you to get some sleep after studying for an exam instead of pulling an all-nighter, you owe her an apology, because it turns out she's right. And now, scientists are beginning ...

dateFeb 11, 2009 in Medical research
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