For all of you out there who got straight A's and scored high on your SAT (if you can remember back that far!), it doesn't necessarily mean that you can learn the visual skills needed to excel at tasks like matching fingerprints, interpreting medical X-rays, keeping track of aircraft on radar displays or forensic face- matching.
That is the implication of a new study which shows for the first time that there is a broad range of differences in people’s visual ability and that these variations are not associated with individuals’ general intelligence, or IQ.
“People may think they can tell how good they are at identifying objects visually,” says Isabel Gauthier, David K. Wilson Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University, who headed the study. “But it turns out that they are not very good at evaluating their own skills relative to others.”
In the past, research in visual object recognition has fo…
It's interesting that plain old
Americans are now doing what his powerful Republican brothers
A recent anti-Trump rally blocked a
highway into Phoenix, where he was scheduled to appear, for several
hours. With his usual blindness to the facts (the truth, anyone?),
he blithely ignored it later in his talk.
Let's not even mention all the times
he's hinted at violence, and inspired his followers to commit it,
then not accepting responsibility for it. Remember he was going to
pay the fine for the man charged with assault at one of his rallies?
You don't hear any more of that. Like everything else that a bully,
secretly weak and powerless in his gut, he slithered right out of
that one, too. (Of course, he was probably just too cheap.)
But what I hate most about Trump is his
But it's not the Republican
establishment, or the Hillary supporters, or even the Megyn Kellys
who call him the foolish egotistical man that he is who he hates.
How can something invented barely 20 years ago in Japan (has it really been that long?). And who came up with the word???
In any event, a new report investigates what effect they have on pretty much the last place you'd expect them. The workplace. Or, at least, the places I worked. In fact, sending and receiving emojis in the workplace could have an impact on productivity and innovation in the workplace, according to newswise.com.
University of Delaware management professor Kyle Emich has explored the effects of emotions on teams and performance and is now taking on what effect, if any, they have on innovation and productivity.
"In our lab, we normally induce emotional states by showing people happy or sad video clips or pictures," he tells newswise.com. "For example, we…