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ScienceDaily (Sep. 10, 2010) — In our dynamic 3-D world, we can encounter a familiar face from any angle and still recognize that face with ease, even if the person has, for example, changed his hair style. This is because our brain has used the 2-D snapshots perceived by our eyes (like a camera) to build and store a 3-D mental representation of the face, which is resilient to such changes.
ScienceDaily (June 25, 2010) — Psychologists report in the journal Science that interpersonal interactions can be shaped, profoundly yet unconsciously, by the physical attributes of incidental objects: Resumes reviewed on a heavy clipboard are judged to be more substantive, while a negotiator seated in a soft chair is less likely to drive a hard bargain.
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Over the last century, advances in technology
have massively expanded our choice of
ways to connect to each other. Nevertheless
our original means of communicating –
talking face to face – persists as the most
immediate, natural, and universal means we
have of communicating. Conversing face
to face, we have at our disposal not only the
full richness of our spoken language, but
also a nonverbal vocabulary that includes
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We have conducted a study of meetings to gain an understanding
of how conversation is affected by computer use.
We videotaped five workplace meetings, noting the disruptions
that occurred, and recording people’s disengagements
when they performed tasks with paper or with laptops. We
saw evidence that people preferred these disengagements
not to exceed 10 seconds. When tasks were performed on
laptops, disengagements were more likely to exceed this
The volunteers were taught to juggle with three balls
Complex tasks such as juggling produce significant changes to the structure of the brain, according to scientists at Oxford University.
In the journal, Nature Neuroscience, the scientists say they saw a 5% increase in white matter - the cabling network of the brain.
The people who took part in the study were trained for six weeks and had brain scans before and after.
Long term it could aid treatments for diseases like multiple sclerosis.
Meetings in Organisations: Do They Contribute to Stakeholder Value and Personal Meaning?
Submitted for publication Do not quote without permission Ib Ravn Learning Lab Denmark The Danish University of EducationTuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark www.lld.dpu.dk, - email-Tel: (45) 28 95 95 01 Fax: (45) 88 88 99 22v. 0.7.1, May 30, 2006 Meetings in Organisations: Do They Contribute to Stakeholder Value and Personal Meaning?
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FaceTime, the newly launched marketing body for the live events industry has unveiled the findings from the industry’s first-ever psychological study of the power of live. Using new research techniques, the findings explain how live events work and reveal the unique attributes of going face-to-face with customers as part of a sales and marketing strategy.
|ScienceDaily (Jan. 16, 2010) — Have you ever accidentally pulled your headphone socket out while listening to music? What happens when the music stops? Psychologists believe that our brains continuously predict what is going to happen next in a piece of music. So, when the music stops, your brain may still have expectations about what should happen next.|