By: Caroline Latham
Looking for some fun–and free–cognitive stimulation over the weekend? Here you have a few quick brain teasers to challenge your attention and your working memory (working memory is the capacity to keep information in your mind while working on processing and integrating it)
Please give them a try…they are not as easy as they may seem 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »
– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 7,395,507
Today we highlight a fascinating 2008 patent assigned to Microsoft, discussing assessment techniques such as pupil tracking or head orientation sensors to identify where and what the user is focused on–and what types of information and/ or notifications to display accordingly.
U.S. Patent No. 7,395,507: Automated selection of appropriate information based on a computer user’s context.
- Assignee(s): Microsoft Corporation
- Inventor(s): James O. Robarts, Dan Newell, Kenneth H. Abbott
- Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring
- Issue Date: July 1, 2008
The ‘507 patent discloses methods for assessing a user’s mental state and more broadly the user’s context, to discern whether or not to present the users with a message (e.g., an advertisement). Read the rest of this entry »
Brain Gain: Computerized Training May Boost Cognition in MCI (Medscape):
“Computerized cognitive training (CCT) for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) appears to have a beneficial effect on global cognition, memory, and attention and improves psychosocial functioning, including depressive symptoms, Read the rest of this entry »
By: Greater Good Magazine
Many cultures consider the human heart to be the seat of wisdom. Now scientists are finding some evidence for this, though the reality may be more complicated than it seems.
Previous research has suggested that higher heart rate variability (HRV)—the variability in the time between our heartbeats Read the rest of this entry »
Cognitive Deficits Continue Long Term in Cancer Survivors (Medscape):
“Although cancer patients frequently experience short-term cognitive deficits, little is known about how long these deficits last or whether they worsen over time. Now, data from a large national sample suggest that cognitive deficits may persist long term. Read the rest of this entry »