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Collective Intelligence: How Insect Swarms Respond to External Stimuli

Collective Intelligence: How Insect Swarms Respond to External Stimuli

🕔15:12, 3.Feb 2016

A team of Yale researchers has demonstrated how a seemingly random insect mating swarm responds to external stimulus through intelligent group fluctuations.

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Who’s on First?: Specialized groups of neurons encode sentence meaning

Who’s on First?: Specialized groups of neurons encode sentence meaning

🕔21:55, 2.Feb 2016

Syntax is hard-wired in the brain. Steven Frankland shows that distinct groups of neurons encode answers to the question, “who did it?” and, “to whom was it done?”

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Podcast Review: “Science Vs” Pits Fact Against Fiction

Podcast Review: “Science Vs” Pits Fact Against Fiction

🕔12:27, 2.Feb 2016

Do not believe everything you hear. In her new podcast, Australian science journalist Wendy Zukerman examines some of our widely-held beliefs through the lens of science.

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Who’s on First?

Who’s on First?

🕔19:08, 16.Nov 2015

Syntax is hard-wired in the brain. Steven Frankland shows that distinct groups of neurons encode answers to the question, “who did it?” and, “to whom was it done?”

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Comprehending Cooperation in Children

Comprehending Cooperation in Children

🕔20:33, 4.Nov 2015

David Rand, assistant professor of psychology, describes cooperation patterns in children, who have thus far been understudied by social psychologists interested in human cooperation.

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Computer Analyses Predict Onset of Psychosis

Computer Analyses Predict Onset of Psychosis

🕔14:56, 4.Nov 2015

Many view mathematics and language as two distinct areas of study. But what if math could shed light on the significance of the speech patterns of someone at risk for developing psychosis? A recent computer algorithm developed by Guillermo Cecchi of IBM and Cheryl Corcoran and Gillinder Bedi of Columbia University demonstrates that mathematical speech analysis can lead to some fascinating findings.

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Q&A: Do You Eat with Your Ears?

Q&A: Do You Eat with Your Ears?

🕔10:58, 4.Nov 2015

Do we eat with our ears? Perhaps. Recent research from Oxford University explores how sounds impact our perception and enjoyment of flavor.

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Is Memory Loss the Origin of Madness?

Is Memory Loss the Origin of Madness?

🕔15:24, 5.Oct 2015

New research clarifies our understanding of memory deficits in schizophrenia patients.

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Experimental Philosophers Investigate Morality of Everyday Judgments

Experimental Philosophers Investigate Morality of Everyday Judgments

🕔15:13, 5.Oct 2015

A team of experimental philosophers led by professor Joshua Knobe studied the influence of morality on seemingly objective judgments.

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How Perception of Color Changes with the Seasons

How Perception of Color Changes with the Seasons

🕔20:59, 3.Oct 2015

Researchers at the University of York in the United Kingdom have discovered that humans perceive the color yellow at lower wavelengths in the summer than in the winter.

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