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Naive mnemonics: what the «do-nothing» control group does
In a series of experiments, undergraduates were asked to predict the number of words they could recall from a 15-word list. They were then given the list, and recall performance was recorded.
The Mozart effect: musical phenomenon or musical preference? A more ecologically valid reconsideration
The "Mozart effect" is the reported phenomenon of increased spatial abilities after listening to that composer's music. However, subsequent research suggests that the Mozart effect may be an
Virtual Realities and Their Discontents
From the Publisher: The recognition the cyberspace is a fiction--a narrative that creates a coherence it would like to imagine 'really' exists-is crucial to any theoretically sophisticated critique
Input and output transformations from magnitude estimation.
Speciesism, Identity Politics, and Ecocriticism: A Conversation with Humanists and Posthumanists
A electronic conversation aimed at confronting "speciesism," and constructing what Cary Wolfe calls a "posthumanist theory of the subject."
Remembering mnemonics: a three-year follow-up on the effects of mnemonics training in elderly adults.
It is demonstrated that though loci generally were available for use in remembering a new word list, they usually were not effectively utilized to enhance recall and creating effective cognitive interventions may require that techniques that have been shown to improve compliance in other areas of healthy living are adopted.
On Missing Links and Such: Interfaces between Cognitive Research and Everyday Problem-Solving
In this article, based on a symposium presented at the Gerontological Society meeting in 1982, several reconceptualizations of adult cognitive development and its relations with everyday problem-solvi
Lunacy: a type I error?
Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination
Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. "A Situation in Many Respects Similar to Our Own": Mars and the Limits of Analogy 31 2. Lowell and the Canal Controversy: Mars at the Limits of Vision 61 3.