Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Speaking on the phone Disturb Those Around Concentration

To conduct a phone conversation with a loud voice was not only considered rude. Loud phone conversations can distract the people around him, let alone a conversation conducted in the midst of the crowd like on a bus.

Cornell University psychologist, Lauren Emberson his experience when he boarded a city bus for 45 minutes each day.

"I can not do anything when people near me have a conversation, I can not read, I was so annoyed, and began to wonder why this could happen?" Emberson said, as quoted by Cellular News.

The study described in the journal Psychological Science found that listening to one side of the ear is more damaging than the concentration of the ear to hear the two sides.

For the experiment, Emberson conducted experiments by examining two of his friends. He recorded every conversation is a conversation the two men while the other is a sound recording of the person or monologue. His two friends were told to listen to each recording, monologues and dialogues. After that, they do the job using a computer

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Smoking may reduce the ability of Thinking!

You include a heavy smoker? It would be nice from now on to be careful of your health condition. But not good for lung health, smoking was also lowered the intellect.
Archives of General Psychiatry some time ago published a report that smoking appears to be related to lower cognitive (thinking skills) in men.


"Smoking is increasingly recognized as a risk factor of insanity in the elderly. While the number of cases of dementia worldwide, an estimated 36 million in 2010, rose steadily and is projected to double every 20 years," said Severina Sabia and colleagues from University College of London.
The researchers used the Whitehall II study, based on the research staff at the British Civil Service. They studied the relationship between smoking history and cognitive decline during the transition from middle age to old age. Researchers assessed the cognitive power of the 5099 men and 2137 women, with a target age of 56 years.
They analyzed the data by using six assessment of smoking status for more than 25 years and three cognitive assessments for over 10 years.