Saturday, January 30, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
A study in 2009 by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that truck drivers who were texting on the road were 23 times more likely to find themselves involved in an accident.
Incidentally, and much to my bewilderment, truck drivers who talked on cell phones were found to have absolutely no increased risk for crashing. I suppose it's much easier to say over the phone than to text "Slow down. Smokey Bear (cop) on your tail. Watch out for that barbershop (bridge lower than 13'6") up ahead or you'll soon find yourself driving a bobtail (tractor without a trailer). Looks about time to head over to that pickle park (a state highway rest area...I wonder why they call it that...)". You can find more CB terminology here.
Monday, January 4, 2010
According to a study by Fischer and Born, published in the most recent journal of SLEEP, they found that merely anticipating a reward can determine the amount of memory consolidation during those important times of offline processing.