Navigation Links
Molecular tools make the cut

Dutch researcher Harm Veling has demonstrated that our brains fend off distractions. If we are busy with something we suppress disrupting external influences. If we are tired, we can no longer do this.

Social-psychologist Veling proved that the brain selects incoming information to remember useful things. Distracting information is refused and neutral information may enter. In the event of tiredness, this system no longer seems to work.

Test

Psychologists carry out a lot of research into the forgetting of distracting information. For this they use a standard test with words. Veling adapted this test to determine if the brain actually suppresses the distraction.

Mango

Veling asked study subjects to remember words that were strongly associated with each other. For example, fruit-mango, fruit-peach, animal-giraffe, animal-sheep. Subsequently all of these words passed by on a screen and the study subjects had to intend to press a button for a number of these words (for example, mango). Mango is referred to here as an ´intended´ word. Peach is a very similar word and can confuse the study subject. Therefore Veling termed this a distracting word. Sheep has got nothing to do with mango and is therefore a neutral word.

Quicker

The test revealed that the study subjects remembered distracting words less well than intended and neutral words. Moreover, people who were better at excluding these words from their brains performed the task quicker. Suppressing distraction is therefore useful.

Tired

People who were mentally fatigued were no longer able to suppress the distraction. Moreover they scored less well in their task. Suppression is therefore not automatic and costs energy. A humorous example of the principles Veling investigated is the Dutch TV quiz programme Rad van Fortuin (Wheel of Fortune). The candidates of this quiz are brutally distracted whilst ans
'"/>

Source:American Chemical Society


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Molecular biology fills gaps in knowledge of bat evolution
2. Molecular machine may lead to new drugs to combat human diseases
3. Molecular Motors Cooperate In Moving Cellular Cargo, Study Shows
4. Molecular models advance the fight against malaria
5. Molecular fossils uncover link between viruses and the immune system
6. Molecular thermometers on skin cells detect heat and camphor
7. Molecular messengers perform a crucial role in the ability of injured nerve cells to heal themselves
8. Molecular steps involved in the creation of gene-silencing microRNAs identified
9. Molecular miners find pain relief drugs from the sea
10. Molecular mechanism of feather formation found
11. Molecular trigger for Huntingtons disease found
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Molecular tools make the cut

(Date:8/12/2015)... Aug. 12, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... solutions, today announced that four of its fingerprint ... have officially been named FIDO Certified™ by the ... the certification, Synaptics, Natural ID™ fingerprint solutions are ... Framework (UAF) standard and are interoperable among other ...
(Date:8/6/2015)... 2015  Today, U.S. Congressman Mike Honda ... to learn firsthand how Silicon Valley technologies can ... a world leader in multi-factor identity management and ... federal agencies and commercial organizations achieve new levels ... "The vast majority of network breaches can be ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... ALBANY, New York , August 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... new market report titled "Facial Recognition Market - Global ... - 2022", the global market for facial recognition is ... market is driven by increased demand for surveillance systems ... to the rising number of crimes and terrorist activities ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 3Rep. Honda to Visit Crossmatch in Redwood City 2Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 2Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 3Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 4Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 5Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 6
... of time, knowledge and training in health promotion and ... the top barriers to including effective physical activity counseling ... The University of Texas School of Public Health, part ... Houston (UTHealth). "Individual and organization barriers must be ...
... DNA can trigger tumorigenesis. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) ... a protein involved in the repair and signaling ... light on the origins of neurodegenerative diseases and ... or environmental toxins can cause double-stranded breaks in ...
... have found that acceptance of the site of a ... economic background. Writing in the International Journal of Environmental ... more often have a positive opinion on the location ... While the actual quantities of nuclear waste around the ...
Cached Biology News:UTHealth study addresses barriers to physical activity counseling 2UTHealth study addresses barriers to physical activity counseling 3Where to put nuclear waste? 2
(Date:8/26/2015)... ... August 26, 2015 , ... MediVet ... a second US laboratory is to open in Manhattan, Kansas in early October, ... and long-term growth of research and development through collaboration with researchers from Kansas ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... 26, 2015  The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), ... Miami Miller School of Medicine, announced today that ... test for the first time a novel transplant ... FDA approved Phase I/II study builds upon decades ... an important first step toward the development of ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... 26, 2015 China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: ... leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, ... today announced that the Company has been informed that ... wholly owned by Mr. Yuen Kam, chairman of the ... outstanding shares (the "Shares") of  Excellent China Healthcare Investment ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The 2015 Epigenomics & Metabolomics Meeting in Boston ... Asymmetrex to share the first report on progress with its crowdsourcing campaign designed ... tissue stem cells. , With a name like “H2A.Z asymmetry,” the new biomarker would ...
Breaking Biology Technology:MediVet Biologics Animal Health Secures Additional Laboratory Facility in Manhattan, Kansas 2MediVet Biologics Animal Health Secures Additional Laboratory Facility in Manhattan, Kansas 3Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient In Pilot BioHub Trial 2Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient In Pilot BioHub Trial 3Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient In Pilot BioHub Trial 4China Cord Blood Corporation Receives Notice of Transactions Regarding its 7% Senior Convertible Notes Due 2017 2China Cord Blood Corporation Receives Notice of Transactions Regarding its 7% Senior Convertible Notes Due 2017 3Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 2Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 3Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 4
... HILL, N.C., July 1 To effectively measure,customer ... of 3.93 out of 5 among customer service ... conducted by Best Practices, LLC,s GLOBAL,BENCHMARKING COUNCIL., ... assessment tool, with,companies in the study,s health care ...
... Companies invited to submit applications for positions, ... Carolina Biotechnology Center has unveiled a unique fellowship,program ... transition into industry R&D careers., The NCBC ... providing work experience in North Carolina,s life-science,companies. It ...
... a healthcare,technology company, announced today they have ... to a 10 year contract. The Canadian ... benefits and claims,solution and its integrated AboveHealth(R) ... medical, dental, life, disability and,pharmacy lines of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Follow-up Phone Surveys: Effective Customer Service Assessment Tool for Improving Satisfaction 2N.C. Biotechnology Center Launches Industrial Fellowship Program 2N.C. Biotechnology Center Launches Industrial Fellowship Program 3Healthation Chosen by Large Canadian Third Party Administrator to Support All Employee Benefits and Claims Administration 2
The Captivate Disposable Sample Chamber is designed for use with the Captivate magnetic yoke assembly (C-24700) and can be used with our Captivate ferrofluid conjugates (C-21473 C-21474 C-21476) or ...
...
... SAGE (serial analysis of ... genome-wide expression analysis. Expression profiles ... enough to detect low-abundance transcripts ... novel genes. The I-SAGE Kit ...
Human PDGF, CF...
Biology Products: