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Market researcher SharpBrains has predicted that the brain fitness industry will range anywhere from $2 billion to $8 billion in revenues by 2015.That's a wide swath, but the companies that sell brain-tuning software could conceivably hit at least the low end of their sales target by then.The question that persists is whether any of these games and exercises actually enhance the way your brain works, whether it be memory, problem solving or the speed with which you execute a mental task.
One of the hardest aspects of school for young children is in some ways the simplest: sitting still. Recess is the time worn antidote to such restlessness.
I have to say that I am incredibly pleased that this study won the Ignobel. Not just because it's a really fun study, but also because it really is one of those studies that makes you laugh, and then makes you THINK.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - IgNobels, medical research funding, gender bias in science, flesh-eating bacteria, bioluminescing fungi, and more.
Monday! Time for the new Image of the Week! - Jalees Rehman - Can the Source of Funding for Medical Research Affect the Results? - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica – Louis Zukofsky’s Integral - Marc Kuchner - We Are All Politicians Now: Science Communication and the Romney 47% Video - Ilana Yurkiewicz - Study shows gender bias in science is real.
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From: M@h*(pOet)?ica Louis Zukofsky s Integral by Bob Grumman at Guest Blog .
This week, presidential candidate Mitt Romney got into hot water after he made some remarks at a fundraiser attended by the wealthy that seemed to denigrate middle-class and poor Americans.
The Big Deadline is looming! We are closing the submissions on October 1st at 11:59pm EDT - just a week from now!The submission form for the 2013 edition of Open Lab is here.
This year’s Ignobel prize in psychology goes to Eerland et al for their study, which wasn’t so much about leaning to the left…as it was about using your Wii Fit for Science!"Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller: Posture-Modulated Estimation," Anita Eerland, Tulio M.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Arctic Sea Ice, IgNobels, Tweets In Space, Schizophrenia Drugs, authorship, and more.
- Ramez Naam - Arctic Sea Ice: What, Why, and What Next - Rachel Schwallier - Looking for a Toilet on Mount Kinabalu - Jennifer Frazer - Deadly and Delicious Amanitas Can No Longer Decompose - Hadas Shema - On Authorship, Part I - Robin Lloyd - SA Biology Blogger Wins L'Oreal For Women in Science Fellowship - Scicurious - IgNobel Prize winner in Acoustics: The SpeechJammer.
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