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Study gives us a new perspective on the powerful
Walking a mile in another person's shoes may be the best way to understand the emotions, perceptions, and motivations of an individual; however, in a recent study appearing in the December 2006 issue of Psychological Science, it is reported that those in power are often unable to take such a journey. (2007-01-10)

Recalling memories from a third-person perspective changes how our brain processes them
Adopting a third-person, observer point of view when recalling your past activates different parts of your brain than recalling a memory seen through your own eyes, according to a new paper. (2020-08-13)

Seeing it both ways: Visual perspective in memory
Think of a memory from your childhood. Are you seeing the memory through your own eyes, or can you see yourself, while viewing that child as if you were an observer? (2019-08-27)

How moms talk influences children's perspective-taking ability
This two-year longitudinal study involved more than 120 Australian children between the ages of 4 and 6 at the start of the study. Through tasks that the children completed and through mother reports, the researchers found that young children whose mothers talk with them more frequently and in more detail about people's thoughts and feelings tend to be better at taking another's perspective than other children of the same age. (2011-12-22)

'Time Perspective Theory; Review, Research and Application'
'Time Perspective Theory; Review, Research and Application' is about time and its powerful influence on our personal and collective daily life. The new book presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of contemporary knowledge on temporal psychology inspired by Philip G. Zimbardo's work on Time Perspective. (2014-12-16)

Third-person perspective is helpful in meeting goals
Using a third-person perspective can help people achieve personal goals better than using first-person perspective when they visual themselves from the past, says Thomas Gilovich, professor of psychology at Cornell, and former graduate students Lisa K. Libby and Richard Eibach in a recent issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. (2005-04-14)

Studies find individuals with ADHD have communicative difficulty
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are less able to consider the perspective of their conversational partner, says research from the University of Waterloo. The findings may lead to new remediation that can improve the way individuals with the disorder interact and communicate with others. (2014-01-29)

Put yourself in someone else's shoes: What type of perspective makes consumers self-conscious?
Certain emotions are heightened when we view ourselves from a first-person perspective, while others amplify when we observe ourselves from the outside, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2011-11-15)

See yourself as outsiders do to measure progress toward goals, study says
When people feel they've hit a roadblock in reaching a personal goal, such as losing weight, a change in perspective may give them the help they need to move forward, a new study suggests. The research found that picturing memories from a third-person perspective - as if looking at one's past self in a movie - can lead people to perceive more personal change in their lives. (2005-03-30)

Overcoming egocentricity increases self-control
Neurobiological models of self-control usually focus on brain mechanisms involved in impulse control and emotion regulation. Recent research at the University of Zurich shows that the mechanism for overcoming egocentricity also facilitates self-control. This opens up new possibilities for therapeutic interventions. (2016-10-19)

Yours, mine, ours: When you and I share perspectives
While reading a novel, why do we imagine scenes differently -- when do we view the action from an outsider's perspective and when do we place ourselves in the main character's shoes? The results of a new study, reported in Psychological Science, indicate that we use different perspectives, depending on which pronouns are used. (2009-02-18)

Visual imagery technique boosts voting, study finds
Registered voters who used a simple visual imagery technique the evening before the 2004 election were significantly more likely to vote the next day, a new study found. It was all a matter of the visual perspective people took when they imagined themselves voting. (2006-10-18)

The NHS and the cost-benefit dilemma
New research by health economists at the University of York has raised concerns over any move to broaden the range of costs and economic benefits considered in the analysis of new NHS treatments. (2010-01-25)

Virtual reality may encourage empathic behavior
Virtual reality could be a useful tool to encourage empathy, helpful behavior, and positive attitudes towards marginalized groups, according to a study published Oct. 17, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Fernanda Herrera from Stanford University, USA, and colleagues. (2018-10-17)

Interpersonal communication key to daughters' well-being
Scholars have found that women express their emotions through 'narrative sense-making' and relate to and support each other by telling stories in everyday contexts. This is especially true when it comes to mothers and daughters. Now, a study from a University of Missouri professor has found that daughters 're-author' stories about adversity over time, often increasing the positivity of those stories through narrative. Scientists believe these changes in storytelling can improve mother and daughter relationships. (2015-11-18)

How has society adapted to hurricanes? A look at New Orleans over 300 years
In the midst of an intense hurricane season, a historical perspective published in WIREs Climate Change looks at adaptation to hurricanes in New Orleans over nearly three centuries, from its foundation in 1718 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (2017-09-26)

Neurorobotics reveals brain mechanisms of self-consciousness
A new study uses creative engineering to unravel brain mechanisms associated with one of the most fundamental subjective human feelings: self-consciousness. The research, published by Cell Press in the April 28 issue of the journal Neuron, identifies a brain region called the temporo-parietal junction (TPJ) as being critical for the feeling of being an entity localized at a particular position in space and for perceiving the world from this position and perspective. (2011-04-27)

Modern Mathematical Tools for Computer Graphics and Vision
More and more abstract mathematics has been applied in the research of computer graphics, geometric modeling and computer vision. The scope covers from tensor algebra, exterior algebra, geometric algebra, projective geometry, differential geometry, Riemannian geometry to topology, differentiable manifolds and Hilbert spaces. (2014-06-17)

New textbook uses real disease outbreaks to teach undergraduate microbiology
A new textbook uses real-world case studies to teach basic foundations of microbiology to students while simultaneously demonstrating how microbiology affects their lives. (2006-08-07)

A systems biology perspective on molecular cytogenetics
Professor Henry Heng's team, from the medical school at Wayne State University, has published a perspective article titled A Systems Biology Perspective on Molecular Cytogenetics to address the issue. In this article, they applied the genome theory to explain why cytogenetics/cytogenomics needs a systems biology perspective, while systems biology itself needs a cytogenetic/cytogenomic based platform, since genome context (karyotype) represents a new type of genomic coding. Such 'systems inheritance,' differing from gene defined 'parts inheritance,' is the genetic blueprint. (2017-01-27)

The current debate on the linkage between global warming and hurricanes
Global warming and increased hurricane activity...a case of natural influences or human intervention? (2007-06-19)

Finding working capital is key to small businesses efforts as reopening accelerates
Small businesses are suffering affer a long pandemic shutdown and they are worried about what will be needed as they begin to reopen. Interviews with a select group of small business owners found that access to working capital is key to reopening, as well as clear guidance from government or trade organizations about how to reopen safely during the pandemic. (2020-05-27)

360-Degree Videocam Developed At Columbia
A Columbia University computer scientist, Shree Nayar, has developed a videocamera that sees in all directions at once. He has built four prototypes of the omnicam, for applications in interactive TV, teleconferencing, security and robotic vision, and will demonstrate them Jan. 30 in the Schapiro Center at Columbia. (1997-01-10)

The brain has two systems for thinking about others' thoughts
The brain seems to have two different systems through which we can put ourselves into the shoes of someone else. These two systems mature at different times such that only 4-year-olds can understand what another person is thinking, and not, as some have assumed, 1-year-olds. These are the findings from a new study in the journal PNAS. (2020-03-06)

More than two dozen articles provide insights on mummies
In a special issue, The Anatomical Record ventures into the world of human mummified remains. In 26 articles, the anatomy of mummies is exquisitely detailed through cutting edge examination, while they are put in historical, archeological, and cultural context. Investigators even take on the thorny issue of ethics as it applies to human remains in general and to the specific case of mummy research. (2015-05-22)

Perspective-taking difficulties diminished when autistic and psychosis tendencies balance
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shed new light on the relationship between autistic tendencies and psychosis proneness in neurotypical adults. (2015-05-14)

Empathy exacerbates discussions about immigration
Discussions about immigration are heated, even antagonistic. But what happens when supporters and opponents undertake to show more empathy? A study carried out at the University of Geneva reveals that people who support immigration are ready and willing to adopt an empathetic approach and a wider perspective. By contrast, when opponents of immigration are asked to engage in perspective taking, they feel more competition with their ''adversary.'' (2020-10-14)

Using game theory to understand the physics of cancer propagation
In search of a different perspective on the physics of cancer, Princeton University and University of California, San Francisco researchers teamed up to use game theory to look for simplicity within the complexity of the dynamics of cooperator and cheater cells under metabolic stress conditions and high spatial heterogeneity. (2012-03-27)

People with 'balanced time perspective' more likely to call themselves content
A new study by San Francisco State University researcher Ryan Howell and his colleagues demonstrates that having a certain (2012-04-26)

Social acumen equals spatial skill, psychologist finds
People who are socially skilled -- who are adept at metaphorically putting themselves in someone else's shoes -- generally are also more proficient when it comes to spatial skills. (2011-07-27)

Empathy and perspective taking: How social skills are built
Being able to feel empathy and to take in the other person's perspective are two abilities through which we understand what is going on in the other's mind. But it is still unclear what exactly they constitute. The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences has now developed a model which explains what empathy and perspective taking are made of: It is not one specific competence rather than many individual factors that vary according to the situation. (2020-11-10)

Targeting gut bugs could revolutionize future drugs, say researcher
Revolutionary new ways to tackle certain diseases could be provided by creating drugs which change the bugs in people's guts, according to a new article. Trillions of bugs known as gut microbes live symbiotically in the human gut. They play a key role in many of the processes that take place inside the body. Different people have different types of gut microbes living inside them and abnormalities in some types have recently been linked to diseases such as diabetes and obesity. (2008-02-01)

Specialized communication narratives help couples deal with miscarriage
Anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in loss, according to the American Pregnancy Association, making miscarriage a socially significant health issue. A recent University of Missouri study examined how men also have to cope with their partner's miscarriage and how married couples can use 'communicated perspective-taking' to cope. The findings could help couples cope with miscarriage while also informing practitioners who treat anxiety and stress. (2017-10-19)

Americans trail Chinese in understanding another person's perspective
People from Western cultures such as the United States are particularly challenged in their ability to understand someone else's point of view because they are part of a culture that encourages individualism, new research at the University of Chicago shows. In contrast, Chinese, who live in a society that encourages a collectivist attitude among its members, are much more adept at determining another person's perspective, according to a new study. (2007-07-12)

Visualization strategies may backfire on consumers pursuing health goals
Using visualization as motivation is a common technique for achieving goals, but consumers who are pursuing health goals such as eating healthy or losing weight should use caution when using perspective-based visualizations. (2019-04-04)

Looking into the future -- can your perspective influence your motivation?
Students, athletes and performing artists are often advised to imagine themselves performing successfully. That strategy is believed to motivate them for future exams, games, and shows. But is that motivation influenced by what perspective they take when imagining their performance? Research published by SAGE in the October issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin explores that question. (2007-10-31)

NASA's SDO spots 2 lunar transits in space
On Sept. 9, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory saw two lunar transits over the course of just six hours. (2018-09-10)

Like humans, aging wild chimpanzees value their more "positive" friendships most
Like humans, wild chimpanzees focus on fewer yet more meaningful friendships as they grow older, say researchers who studied male chimps over two decades. (2020-10-22)

Commons Lab releases 2 new reports on key aspects of Citizen Science
The Commons Lab at the Wilson Center is releasing two new reports today that address different challenges facing citizen science, one examining the policy implications of a range of successful citizen science projects in Europe and the other exploring potential legal issues surrounding intellectual property. (2015-02-09)

A new age in rheumatoid arthritis: a science writers roundtable
Learn from the experts about new developments in the field of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) research. Top scientists from the Harvard, Cornell, University of Dublin and University of Colorado will discuss the role of the IL-1 cytokine in the RA disease process, impact of bone degradation, discovery of gene markers for RA severity and patient's perspective on treatment and quality of life (2000-10-03)

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