Trained in music. Trained with the heart.
How your brain responds to music listening can reveal whether you have received musical training, according to new Nordic research conducted in Finland (University of Jyväskylä and AMI Center) and Denmark (Aarhus University). By applying methods of computational music analysis and machine learning on brain imaging data collected during music listening, the researchers we able […]
Neurons, plants and the mystery of patterns…
Plants and brains are more alike than you might think. Salk scientists discovered that the mathematical rules governing how plants grow are similar to how brain cells sprout connections. In particular, plants use the same rules to grow under widely different conditions (for example, cloudy versus sunny) and the density of branches in space follows […]
Brain waves, mice, oscillations, “knowing”…
Researchers found the brain activity that happens when mice that are learning make the right choice—and know it. A new study links this specific type of brain activity with the short-term memory that animals, including humans, use for complex tasks. That type of memory, called working memory, is important for mental math, problem solving and […]
Robots test their own world wide web, dubbed RoboEarth.
RoboEarth. Human Earth! A world wide web for robots to learn from each other and share information is being shown off for the first time. Scientists behind RoboEarth will put it through its paces at Eindhoven University in a mocked-up hospital room. Four robots will use the system to complete a series of tasks, including serving […]
Hunting to increase life!
Australian Lizards Thrive When Humans Hunt Them: Hunters are often thought of as bad for wildlife, but scientists have recently found that Aboriginal hunters in Australia actually boosted certain lizard populations by improving the locales where the reptiles live. Scientists investigated the Western Desert of Australia, where many native species have declined or gone extinct […]
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