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Omitting word(s) when typing

In his 2003 psycholinguistics book, John Field has summarized (pp. 70-72) his own typing errors and combined them with an older corpus of Hotopf. Missing words were among the frequent errors, but alas ...
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Why is the occipital lobe behind instead of in front?

From the retina, visual signals next travel through the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus. This nucleus is quite centrally located, about as much in the middle of the brain as possible, and ...
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Is there a term in psychology for when a tool is perceived as an extension of your body?

Short answer Possible interesting terms are: distal attribution (externalization) body transfer illusion (rubber hand illusion) embodiment Background This is a very interesting, yet difficult ...
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Why do people bully other people?

Long story short, aspiration for leadership / dominance. By having bullied someone (and not having been told where to get off), the bully effectively establishes dominance over the victim, which ...
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How to specify the quickest movement a human can do based on MTM standards?

I don't know about any MTM standards or benchmarks, but motor response latencies have been assessed in many studies. Importantly, auditory response latencies are smallest, then tactile followed by ...
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What are the psychological differences in camelCase and underscore_case programming conventions?

As the author of the blog post you refer to, I can state that at the time of writing (early 2011) there were not too many studies reporting on this specific topic, which is why I reported on the ...
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Is ignoring messages a learned behavior?

Several explanations could apply crossing psychology and linguistics: Cognitive: It is perhaps bold to suggest that there could be a perfectly constructed error message. Reading comprehension and ...
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What is the difference between two models of situation awareness?

Short answer Endsley considers SA to be a product. Smith and Hancock argue that SA is a process. Deciding for a definition is important, since it can determine the focus of the research and ...
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Talking about a problem helps (software developing)

Well, first of all, let's briefly discuss the process of thinking. Lone, silent thinking is the internalization of words taught to you at a very young age. Clinical literature suggests that if you ...
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Talking about a problem helps (software developing)

I can think two reasons why talking about a problem helps : Explaining your knowledge can reveal gaps and bugs The following extract is from the book Smart Thinking by Art Markman : Talking about a ...
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Why do people press elevator call buttons repeatedly?

I suspect it has to do with operant conditioning: behaviours that are rewarded are repeated and very hard to extinguish. We get a little rush of dopamine when something goes our way (eg. the elevator ...
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Is reading from the screen more difficult than reading from paper and how can screen reading be made easier?

In response to the First Question Only: Does research support this observation that reading from paper results in less [eye]strain ...? This study which seemed to be focusing on finding an ...
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What human factors play part in traffic congestion?

Kesting, Treiber and Helbing (2000) created an Intelligent Driving Model (IDM) based on actual data on the German highway. The model is a single lane model, assuming that the trailing car tries to ...
Robin Kramer-ten Have's user avatar
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What is the effect of Daylight Saving Time on attentiveness and productivity?

Short answer The amount of sleep that people get affects people attentiveness and their productivity to a large extent, as discussed by Rosekind et al. (2015). When switching to DST, many people ...
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What are ways to assess employability of workers?

One common tool to asses the personal factors of employability is the Work Ability Index (WAI; Tuomi, 1998). The WAI consists of 7 items, which contain one or multiple questions that have to be rated ...
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What are shortcomings of query bases tools for measuring Situation Awareness?

Short Answer The SAGAT is incredibly intrusive and relies on the subjects' memory, which is fallible. The SPAM is less intrusive and is less dependent on the subjects' memory. However, it is difficult ...
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