Friday, November 21, 2014

Introducing The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman [feedly]

My good friend Scott Barry Kaufman has a new podcastt

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Introducing The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman
// Scientific American - Mind & Brain

It's my great pleasure to introduce The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Article: What happens inside musicians' brains when they play?


What happens inside musicians' brains when they play?
http://boingboing.net/2014/11/20/what-happens-inside-musicians.html

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sharing The magical numbers 7 and 4 are resistant to the Flynn effect: No evidence for increases in forward or backward recall across 85 years of data via BrowZine

The magical numbers 7 and 4 are resistant to the Flynn effect: No evidence for increases in forward or backward recall across 85 years of data
Gignac, Gilles E.
Intelligence, Vol. 48 – 2015: 85 - 95

10.1016/j.intell.2014.11.001

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Journal Intelligence-Vol 48, 2015 Table of Contents

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

White Matter Microstructure Predicts Autistic Traits in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder [feedly]



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White Matter Microstructure Predicts Autistic Traits in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
// JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS - Web of Knowledge

Title: White Matter Microstructure Predicts Autistic Traits in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Author(s): Cooper, Miriam; Thapar, Anita; Jones, Derek K.
Source: JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 44 (11): 2742-2754 NOV 2014
IDS#: AR6XK. ISSN: 0162-3257
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Article: Study Reports Musicians Show Advantages in Long Term Memory


Study Reports Musicians Show Advantages in Long Term Memory
http://neurosciencenews.com/long-term-memory-music-neuroscience-1551/

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

SES and IQ: Longitudinal twin study

Yet another study demonstrating the significant relation between SES and intelligence, this time a large longitudinal study of twins. Click on images to enlarge. Prior SES posts can be found here.







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Gf (Ravens) training: Improved Gf, Gv, or cognitive strategies?

Very thought provoking article with solid methodological recommendations for conducting research on brain training programs that are inteneded to increase fluid intelligence (Gf) or working memory (Gwm).




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Sharing Seeing Perfectly Fitting Factor Models That Are Causally Misspecified: Understanding That Close-Fitting Models Can Be Worse via BrowZine

Seeing Perfectly Fitting Factor Models That Are Causally Misspecified: Understanding That Close-Fitting Models Can Be Worse
Hayduk, L.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, Vol. 74 Issue 6 – 2014: 905 - 926

10.1177/0013164414527449

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A good concise definition of mind wandering: Due to default brain network

Mind-wandering has been defined as “a situation in which executive control shifts away from a primary task to the processing of personal goals . . . [and] often occurs without intention or even awareness that one's mind has drifted” (Smallwood & Schooler, 2006, p. 946).

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Article: Bilingual brains better equipped to process information


Bilingual brains better equipped to process information
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-11-bilingual-brains-equipped.html

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Kevin McGrew, PhD
Educational Psychologist
Director, Institute for Applied Psychometrics
IAP
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