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Memory

ABC GULP – NEW VERSION!!!

Its taken some time and effort, but we published a new version of the ever popular ABC Gulp.  Take a look and enjoy.   Play ABC Gulp   ABC Gulp challenges your knowledge of letter names All children need to… Continue Reading →

Good Science Is Rewarded

How many of us were told by our moms and dads when we were young that “good things come to those who wait?” But sometimes that wait can seem like forever… This week, that advice came true for a pioneering… Continue Reading →

Word List Recall – NEW VERSION!!!

Over the course of the next year we will be re-doing some of the games on this site.  First up…Word List Recall. Word List Recall is one of our working memory exercises that tests for verbal span. This type of… Continue Reading →

A Criticism Of Brain Training – And An Answer To It

An interesting paper came across my radar week – “Placebo effects in cognitive training” published in PNAS (with a paywall, unfortunately). In this paper, the authors investigate the effect that people’s expectations might have on the results of brain-training experiments…. Continue Reading →

Dr. Michael Merzenich Wins the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Posit Science’s very own Dr. Michael Merzenich has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for his work in discovering adult brain plasticity and applying its principles to improve the human condition! The Kavli Prize––a partnership between The Norwegian… Continue Reading →

Why Can’t Our Brains Figure Out Magic Tricks?

As intellectually mature adults, we know that when we see a magic trick successfully pulled off, it’s not really magic that gets us, but some sort of trick that makes us think we’re seeing something that didn’t––and couldn’t––really happen. Knowing… Continue Reading →

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