Κυριακή, 7 Απριλίου 2019

Human Brain

Wired for musical rhythm? A diffusion MRI-based study of individual differences in music perception
Abstract Music perceptual abilities are subjective and exhibit high inter-individual variability. Twenty-nine participants with varying degrees of musical training were tested for musical perception ability with the Profile of Music Perception Skills (PROMS) and brain structural measures obtained via diffusion tensor imaging. Controlling for the period of training, TBSS results showed that individuals with better musical perception abilities showed increased deviations from linear...
Latest Results for Brain Structure and Function
Thu Apr 04, 2019 03:00
Functional and structural asymmetry in primary motor cortex in Asperger syndrome: a navigated TMS and imaging study
Abstract Motor functions are frequently impaired in Asperger syndrome (AS). In this study, we examined the motor cortex structure and function using navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) and voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and correlated the results with the box and block test (BBT) of manual dexterity and physical activity in eight boys with AS, aged 8–11 years, and their matched controls. With nTMS, we found less focused cortical representation areas of distinct hand...
Latest Results for Brain Topography
Thu Apr 04, 2019 03:00
Cerebellar Activation During Reading Tasks: Exploring the Dichotomy Between Motor vs. Language Functions in Adults of Varying Reading Proficiency
Abstract The nature and extent to which the cerebellum contributes to language processing is not clear. By using fMRI to examine differences in activation intensity in areas associated with motor and language processes, we advance our understanding of how this subcortical structure contributes to language and, more specifically, reading. Functional magnetic resonance imaging data was collected from two groups of adults. One group was classified as typical (proficient) readers,...
Latest Results for The Cerebellum
Thu Apr 04, 2019 03:00
NASA says the International Space Station is covered in bacteria
NASA has catalogued all the bacteria and fungi on the ISS to help better prepare for future missions to Mars
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04:00
London is cleaning up its dirty air, but will other cities follow?
London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, introduced this week, is targeting drivers of diesel cars in an effort to protect people's health. If it succeeds, the rest of the UK could do the same
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03:01
Most animals can't keep a beat despite what Darwin believed
Humans turn out to have the strongest sense of rhythm of all animals, says a new book, which makes strong evolutionary connections between music and language
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 21:00
A chimp's hug shows it's time to accept that animals have feelings too
In Mama's Last Hug, primatologist Frans de Waal argues that we can no longer deny that animals have feelings and we need to look closely at their inner lives
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 21:00
Doctors in China are using 5G internet to do surgery from far away
5G is helping doctors in China conduct surgery from hundreds of kilometres away, such as directing cardiac operation and performing brain stimulation
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 20:55
Stunningly realistic video game visuals made by simulating light rays
Real-time ray tracing is creating impressively realistic video game graphics. It uses powerful chips to calculate how millions of light rays reflect in a scene
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 15:24
Stunning realistic video game visuals created by simulating light rays
Real-time ray tracing is creating impressively realistic video game graphics. It uses powerful chips to calculate how millions of light rays reflect in a scene
New Scientist - Picture of the day
Fri Apr 05, 2019 15:18
Telling us to stop washing our hands is dangerous and unacceptable
Media misinterpretations of the hygiene hypothesis are encouraging us to stop washing our hands - and it's undermining our public health, says Sally Bloomfield
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 14:09
It's not an illusion, you have free will. It's just not what you think
The idea that free will doesn't exist is based on misguided intuitions of what it means to be a biological machine, as a famous insect, the digger wasp, reveals
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 21:00
Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft just bombed an asteroid
The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft has shot an explosive projectile at the asteroid Ryugu to release dust and collect a sample
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 13:06
DeepMind created a maths AI that can add up to 6 but gets 7 wrong
AI firm DeepMind taught an AI to take a maths exam designed for 16-year-olds in the UK, but it only managed to get an E grade
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 17:27
The illnesses caused by a disconnect between brain and mind
A group of troubling disorders lead to very real symptoms, but tests suggest nothing is wrong. Finding out why is shedding new light on the nature of consciousness itself
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 15:00
Snowflakes are making the Arctic warm faster by acting like a blanket
The Arctic seas could become ice-free 20 years earlier than expected thanks to snowflakes that trap heat to warm the surface beneath them
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:00
A dead planet is orbiting a dead sun in a distant dead solar system
A piece of a planet that survived the death of its star has been spotted orbiting the stellar corpse. Planets in our solar system may look similar when the sun dies
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 22:00
Scotland's HPV vaccine linked to 'near elimination' of cervical cancer
The routine vaccination of schoolgirls with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Scotland has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer in later life.
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 20:06
David Attenborough's Our Planet on Netflix is beautiful but empty
The veteran naturalist lays the blame for Earth's increasingly fragile ecosystem on humans, yet the stunning visuals in Netflix's Our Planet add little to the genre
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 18:58
Amazing four-legged fossil shows how walking whales learned to swim
A fossil discovered in Peru shows that early whales managed to spread around the world while they were still capable of walking on land
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 18:40
Had a genetic test? You should be told if its implications change
Some genetic test results that seemed life-threatening now look less risky. We need to rethink what patients get told, say Rachel Horton and Anneke Lucassen
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 19:00
DeepMind taught an AI to take a school maths exam - but it failed
AI firm DeepMind taught an AI to take a maths exam designed for 16-year-olds in the UK, but it only managed to get an E grade
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 17:27
Pet cats know their names they just sometimes prefer to ignore you
Cats can recognise their own names, even when said by a stranger, according to a study of the pets in cat cafes and people's homes
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 17:00
The Northern Lights make a mysterious noise and now we might know why
For 30 years, one man has been obsessed with the whisperings of the aurora borealis. His search for its origins may finally be over
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 21:00
Mystery illnesses reveal the power of our minds to influence health
A group of troubling disorders cause very real symptoms, but have no discernible physical cause. Finding out why is revealing how we can all unlock the power of mind over matter
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 15:00

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