Taking out the trash is definitely a priority if you would like your home to smell clean and fresh. Although you may have to pinch your nose when you are throwing those sweaty gym socks in the laundry, you still manage to flush the dingy particles from the cloth in order to preserve the integrity of the socks. What you may not be aware of is that your brain may require a similar process to remain healthy.
The cause of autism is not completely understood, but several risk factors have been identified that are associated with its occurrence, including advanced age of both mothers and fathers. Now, a new study reveals that advanced age of grandparents may also predispose children to autism.
There are a lot of different models of attention, and the differences between them can be complex and subtle. Most of them, however, treat attention as a limited and expendable resource -- you can only pay attention to so many things for so long a time. Is attention really in short supply?
If you’ve ever listened to swing music, you may have noticed that the notes aren’t evenly spaced -- there’s usually a little bit of extra time between eighth-notes that results in the characteristic “swinging” feel of the music. Whether you like swing or not, you can’t deny that for many people, this unevenness has a certain aesthetic appeal. But why is this noticeable? Why don’t we just attune to the adjusted beat?