The results suggest that while adult pedestrians could make accurate judgments for automobiles travelling up to 50mph, children of principal school age group become unreliable after the approach speed goes above 20mph, if the automobile is five seconds aside. Professor John Wann, from the Division of Psychology at Royal Holloway, who led the research, says: This is not a matter of kids not paying attention, but a nagging issue linked to low-level visual recognition mechanisms, so even when children are paying very close attention they may fail to detect a fast approaching vehicle. Related StoriesInner ear harm mind warnings from nerve cellsCharles Bonnet syndrome: an interview with Dr. Dominic ffytcheAdvances entirely mount human brain imaging: an interview with Patrick Myles, President, Huron Digital PathologyThe researchers are actually looking at the prospect of using virtual truth systems to make children more aware of the errors that might occur, but Professor Wann stresses that the easiest solution is based on traffic regulation: These findings provide strong evidence that children may make risky crossing judgements when automobiles are travelling at 30 or 40mph and in addition the vehicles that they are more likely to step in front of are the faster vehicles that will create a fatality.Find out more at.
Caster Semenya Can Work With the Women; It’s Official South African working phenomenon Caster Semenya, who blew past her competition at the Berlin world championships last August, has been cleared to compete as a female – nearly a year following controversial gender checks put her career in hold. Semenya, 19, has not run competitively for 11 months. During that right time she underwent a battery of psychological, endocrine and gynecological tests. I am thrilled to enter the global athletics arena once again and look ahead to competing with all the current disputes behind me, Semenya said in a declaration released by her lawyers.