Mind

Predicting IQ Decline In Children With Sickle Cell

Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at substantial risk of cognitive impairment. SCD is characterized by two main pathophysiological processes: chronic hemolytic anemia and vaso-occlusion. Chronic hemolytic anemia may lead to hypoxia and vaso-occlusion may cause strokes. Many studies reported that stroke is linked to severe neurocognitive impairment in children with SCD. However, children

The Science Is In: Left-Handed People Are Exceptional

Many cultures in the olden days had superstitions about left-handed people. But science has more recently demonstrated that left-handed people are indeed very special. But it has not been plain sailing for left-handed people historically. Not only have superstitions often been against then but even in the 20th century, several studies suggested that on average

Republic Vs Democracy: Key Difference

The key difference between a Republic versus Democracy is the protection of certain inalienable rights granted in a republic, such as the right to bear arms in the United States. This inalienable right cannot be taken away by elected officials, whereas in a true democracy the elected party and government is not restricted by any

Topics For Persuasive Speeches

Persuasive speech topics are a great tool to help build your ability to win an argument or an audience to your views. Some example topics could be the use of capital punishment, wearing a seatbelt in the car, abortion, military budget and engagement, and punishment for personal drug use. So you’ve been assigned a persuasive

Can Saccadic Eye Movements (SIRE Effects) Enhance Implicit and Explicit Memory?

Contemporary experimental memory research has found an intriguing way to enhance mnemonic performance. Starting with Steven Christman and colleagues at the University of Toledo in 2003, investigations have established that goal-directed horizontal saccades (rapid, jerky eye movements) towards a moving target on a computer screen improves recall of subsequently learned material. Theorists often refer to