- How the brain leads us to believe we have sharp vision
- Physicists sound warning to 'nail beauty fanatics'
- Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching
- Programming computers in everyday language
- Japanese honeybees swarm huge hornet predator to kill it with heat
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:13 AM PDT
We assume that we can see the world around us in sharp detail. In fact, our eyes can only process a fraction of our surroundings precisely. In a series of experiments, psychologists have been investigating how the brain fools us into believing that we see in sharp detail.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 06:31 AM PDT
The daily trimming of fingernails and toenails to make them more aesthetically pleasing could be detrimental and potentially lead to serious nail conditions.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 09:36 AM PDT
Myths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, according to new research. The report highlights several areas where new findings from neuroscience are becoming misinterpreted by education, including brain-related ideas regarding early educational investment, adolescent brain development and learning disorders such as dyslexia and ADHD.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 06:02 AM PDT
Computers speak a language of their own. They can only be programmed by those, who know the code. Computer scientists are now working on software that directly translates natural language into machine-readable source texts. In this way, users may generate own computer applications in a few sentences. The challenge to be managed is that people do not always describe processes in a strictly chronological order. A new analysis tool serves to automatically order the commands in the way they are to be executed by the computer.
Posted: 14 Mar 2012 02:23 PM PDT
Japanese honeybees face a formidable foe in the Asian giant hornet, a fierce predator that can reach 40mm long or larger, but the bees have developed a novel defense mechanism: they create a "hot defensive bee ball," swarming around the hornet and literally cooking it. Now, a new study uncovers some of the neural activity that underlies this unusual behavior, which is not practiced by the Japanese honeybee's European relative.
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