Researchers report new findings on how the human brain retains what is most important, and avoids being overwhelmed by trivia.
By Lee Dye
We accumulate so many memories that it’s a wonder our brains don’t clog, strangling us on the trivia of our daily lives. How do we recall the memories that are important to us without flooding our brains with the details of every insignificant event? How do we separate the memories we need from the mountains of garbage? According to ongoing research, we separate the wheat from the chaff by shutting down some memories, at least temporarily, to allow that one chosen treasure to resurface. In short, we forget, so we can remember.
New research into “retrieval-induced forgetting,” an awkward phrase that is easily forgotten, is reshaping much of what we have known about how memories are organized and retrieved. Psychologists Benjamin C. Storm of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Robert A. Bjork of UC Berkeley, along with other cognitive scientists around the world, have produced some potentially game-changing results. Continue reading
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This is my Third tryout on Calligraphic Vector Art made by me. It still have some errors and some finishing mistakes but as per me its best of mine .
So I thought I should share it with you all.
My Second Ever Islamic Art Work – Ahmad Ladhani
My First Ever Islamic Art Work – Ahmad Ladhani
Ten things Toronto can look forward to in 2013
One year ends, a new one arrives, and with it hopes for something better. However irrational, that is the expectation for 2013 — that things will improve for Toronto. Let’s face it, 2012 wasn’t the city’s finest year. Which is not to say that we will get our civic act together, but here are a few of the things we’re looking forward to in the 12 months ahead, in no particular order:
- Occupying a large suburban site at Eglinton Ave. E. and Wynford Dr., the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Center will transform this part of Toronto. Already the magnificent complex is turning heads — for now, mostly those watching as they drive by on the northbound DVP. When complete, its effect will be felt across the city. The architects including Fumihiko Maki and Charles Correa have created a place of surpassing beauty. As an act of faith in Toronto, a gift to the city, the center is unparalleled. |…|
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Written by Catharine Paddock PhD
The analysis of small deposits of calcium in breast tissue can help differentiate cancerous and benign tumors, but it is sometimes not easy to make such a diagnosis. Now a team of researchers in the US believes a new method that uses a special type of spectroscopy to locate calcium deposits during a biopsy, could greatly improve the accuracy of diagnosis.
The team, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), writes about the work that led them to this conclusion in a paper published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on 24 December. Continue reading