Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Writing in the journal Cognition and Emotion, the researchers conclude that both working memory and levels of worry can change over a short period of time – even a day – with any change to either worry levels or working memory affecting the ability to solve problems. Significantly, just how much effect worry has on working memory (and problem solving) depends on how much working-memory capacity one has in the first place. Moreover, levels of worry and working memory also seem to have an effect on each other – but not in the linear way we might have expected.The researchers conclude: “On the basis of the final model, a student with initial higher WM and lower Worry will likely maintain WM and Worry levels and algebraic problem solving accuracy would remain high. Conversely, for a student with low WM and high Worry, WM is likely to decrease, Worry increase and problem solving would be impaired.”“Thus the model suggests that what begins as relatively small differences between individuals in WM and Worry, though their mutual iterative differences, would lead to much larger differences.”More research needs to be done on the influence other factors like feedback, pressure and location have on the complex relationship between WM and worry, but Trezise and Reeve’s findings already have important implications. Understanding just how stable (or temporary) worry, like the all-too-common Math Anxiety, is may help to prevent or treat it in future. Email That our emotional state can affect our cognitive functions can be all too clear to anyone struggling to complete a mental task under pressure. What has been less clear, until now, is whether that relationship between our emotions and our abilities can change over a period of time.To explore that connection, Kelly Trezise and Robert A. Reeve from the University of Melbourne decided to investigate how an emotional state (in this case, worry, in the form of Math Anxiety) affected the working memory (WM) of students preparing for an algebra test.To do this, the pair subjected 133 high-school students to a series of tests designed to test their working memory and levels of worry over the course of a day. Share LinkedIn Pinterest read more
Solar Impulse was loaded on board a B747 freighter at the Swiss military airfield of Payerne. Payerne airfield’s short runway and lack of parking area for a large freighter aircraft made operating a B747F into the gateway a challenge. In order to successfully complete the project, the Cargolux aircraft ran with a limited amount of fuel to minimise the landing and take-off weight. The B747F parked on the Payerne runway during the loading process. The Solar Impulse has a wingspan of 63.4 m and was loaded onto the B747F via its front nose cargo door. The project was executed quickly – the Cargolux freighter was loaded and turned-around in just over 5 hours. The freighter landed in Luxembourg to take on fuel before heading on to the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Airfield, San Francisco, USA. From Moffett, the Solar Impulse will begin its ‘Across America’ mission – a coast-to-coast flight from San Francisco to Washington DC and New York City. The solar powered aircraft has already achieved five world records – including the record for the longest day and night solar powered flight set at 26 hours, 10 minuets and 19 seconds. www.cargolux.com read more
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS Sinhalite (3) leads Cecchino during the Japanese Oaks on Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse. | KYODO First-choice Sinhalite erased the painful memory of the Oka-sho with a resounding win in the Japanese Oaks on Sunday.The Kenichi Ikezoe-ridden Sinhalite held off second-favorite Cecchino by a neck on firm going at Tokyo Racecourse, the Deep Impact filly cutting a winning time of 2 minutes, 25.0 seconds over 2,400 meters. KEYWORDS Japanese Oaks, Sinhalite, Kenichi Ikezoe Taking third in the second leg of the Japanese triple crown was Sinhalite’s half-sister Biche, who finished a half-length behind Cecchino.Sinhalite missed out on the Oka-sho title, the first race in the triple crown series, by a mere 2 centimeters to Jeweler, who did not run in the Oaks because of a broken foreleg.Ikezoe, who won the Oaks for his second time, was a happy man after leading his partner to her first Grade 1 victory.“The Oka-sho was a tough race for us to accept and we were determined to make up for it in the Oaks,” Ikezoe said. “She didn’t get off to a great start so we ended up taking position a little further behind than I anticipated.“Once she found space, though, she really turned it up. She’s a truly tough horse.”Sinhalite, out of the Singspiel dam Singhalese, is now 4-for-5 for her career and traveled toward the rear to the inside of Cecchino as Dantsu Pendant set the pace.Ridden by last week’s Victoria Mile winner, Keita Tosaki, Cecchino turned for home on the outside, heading for the wire uninterrupted, while Sinhalite was forced to navigate traffic on the final straight.But once Sinhalite found room more than halfway down the stretch, there was no stopping Ikezoe’s mount, who took the tape in convincing fashion for a ¥100 million victory.Ikezoe was already looking forward to a rematch with Jeweler and NHK Mile Cup champion Major Emblem in the Shuka-sho in October, the final race of the triple crown.“In the fall, the Oka-sho winner will be there as well as the champion of the NHK Mile Cup,” he said. “That race will determine who the best filly of this generation will be.” IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 read more
Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement 9n7vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vso1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4gdjd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5f9mgWould you ever consider trying this?😱klsCan your students do this? 🌚8p6pRoller skating! Powered by Firework Bayern Minuch’s new signing Jann-Fiete Arp is looking to follow Bundesliga’s record goalscorer Robert Lewandowski.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesThe 19 year-old joined Bayern from Hamburger SV II on 1st July, and is eager to idolize the Polish goalmachine.Regarded as one of the Country’s top prospects, the teenage forward became the first player born in the 2000s to play in the Bundesliga when he made his professional debut.Advertisement Nonetheless, the German starlet believes there is none better than the Bayern frontman with 202 goals to his name to learn from.Speaking to German tabloid Bild, Arp hailed the 30-year old striker: “With Robert Lewandowski, I’ve got one of the best strikers by my side,”“He’s a very complete player.”“I can watch him a lot and I want to pick up some tips from him – that’s why he’s the perfect player for me.”“Of course I want to learn from him.”The German U-19 international joined the reserves for training prior to a week before the first team.“I started earlier and got to know some of my first team-mates. I see my future with this club so I have to get to know everybody first.”“I must develop here in order to belong next to these class players.” he added.“Of course, it’s obvious straight away with the training centre that some things are on a different level [from Hamburg].“The ambitions are different.“These colours, within a few days, you start to identify with them. It’s difficult to put into words how huge a club this is.” Advertisement read more
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Here is a report of the game from Galway Bay FM’s Niall Canavan… Donoghue spoke to Galway Bay FM’s Sean Walsh after the match… print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway manager Mícheál Donoghue was delighted with his team’s win over Kilkenny in the Leinster Hurling Championship, 3-20 to 2-22 in Nowlan Park on Sunday. Donoghue’s side travel to Dublin on Saturday, knowing a win or a draw will book them a place in the Leinster Final.
Kevin and Chris Horgan (whose brother Colm will behopefully playing for Cork City) and Mike Daly of Galway United came intostudio ahead of Friday Night’s game and they joined John Mulligan in Studio totalk about Friday night’s game.Kick-off is at 7.45pm. The excitement is building ahead of Galway United’s FAI Cup Round two clash with Cork City at Eamon Deacy Park on Friday night. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Alan Murphy’s side has two wins under their belts in their last two games while Cork City needed penalties to beat Cabinteely in the first round. read more
Buoyed by their success in the first game, the pesky Hawks jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second set and kept it close for most of the first half. Solid play by middle hitter Bailey Stefani and setter Miriam Grimm fuelled the Bombers in the second half of the set that ended 25-17 in favour of the home team.The third set was never in doubt for the Bombers who took it 25-16 to earn the victory in the match and the West Kootenay title.“It wasn’t the best volleyball we have played this season, but it was enough to get it done,” says Kidd. “We have a some things to work on before provincials, but I’m proud of these ladies for showing they are the best in the West Kootenay.”The Bombers were dominant in regional this play this season, going undefeated in both exhibition and tournament play against teams from the West Kootenay and Boundary. The squad captured tournament titles at Mount Sentinel’s Kootenay Classic, Trail’s Block Party and Salmon Arm.The Provincials take place in Richmond between November 29 and December 1 where the competition will be stiff.“It’s a whole different level of play at the Provincials,” says Kidd. “We need to be realistic, but we have a good team this year and I’m excited to see how these players can compete at the highest level.”The Bombers finished 12that the 2016 Provincials. The L.V. Rogers Bombers girls’ volleyball team downed Trail’s J.L Crowe Hawks in straight sets in the best-of-five West Kootenay Final to book a spot in the upcoming BC High School AAA Provincial Championship.Coming into the Thursday afternoon match at the Hangar in Nelson, the LVR seniors were the favoured team and got off to a 6-0 lead with strong serving by Antonia Liamboeck. After an early timeout, the Hawks got a grip on their play and forged back to make the first set the most exciting game of the match. The Bombers eventually closed out the opening set 25-22.“We came out a little nervous,” says Bombers coach Jennifer Kidd. “That’s natural before a home crowd, but the girls figured it out. It’s important to set the tone with that first game and we eventually accomplished that.” read more
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