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In Order For Memories To ‘Stick,’ Your Brain First Needs To Be Prepared

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Jun 04, 2020 … SAN DIEGO, Ca. — Ever tried concentrating so hard on remembering something in order to recall it from memory with ease later on? A University of San Diego-led research team finds that activity in the hippocampus — the brain’s memory center — before someone tries forming a memory plays a big role in whether memories stick around…

The Science Behind ‘Aha Moments’: Burst In Brain Activity Rewards Creative Insight, Study Finds

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Apr 23, 2020 … PHILADELPHIA — “Eureka!” Archimedes shouted as he leaped out of his bathtub and ran through the streets of Syracuse naked. At least that’s how the story of Archimedes’ big “aha moment” regarding water-displacement goes. Scientists have long wondered what drives the creative processes that inspire discoveries and “aha moments.” A new study out of Drexel…

Man’s Next Friend? Study Finds Squid And Dog Brains Are Similar

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Jan 30, 2020 … BRISBANE, Australia — If you’re on the lookout for a new animal companion, perhaps you should consider a squid. Before you balk at the notion of a pet squid by your side, consider the results of the first MRI-based mapping of the squid brain and its neural connections in 50 years. Researchers from Queensland University say…

Neutral Navigation: Men No Better At Reading Maps Than Women, Study Finds

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Jan 29, 2020 … LIMERICK, Ireland — It might make for a good debate between many couples, particularly those who once had to find their way around without Siri’s help: who’s better at reading a map? Well, a new study shows that while old stereotypes may assume men hold that honor, it turns out both are equally equipped to…

AI Quickly Solves Complex Scientific Problems That Have ‘Long Frustrated Scientists’

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Jan 14, 2020 … Modern computers needed just weeks to correctly solve models that took human theoretical physicists six years to figure out. OKINAWA, Japan — Machine learning, or the ability of AI systems and computers to learn and improve from experiences, has made some incredible leaps and bounds in recent years and is already starting to make its way…

Equal Minds: Study Finds No Gender Differences In Child Brain Development, Math Skills

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Nov 14, 2019 … PITTSBURGH — For decades, the myth that women are at a disadvantage to their male counterparts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) due to biological deficiencies in mathematical ability has been taken as fact. Now, a study conducted at Carnegie Mellon University finds that boys’ and girls’ brains are extremely similar. So similar, in…

Study: Short Spurts Of Exercise Improve Brain Function, May Make You Smarter

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Jul 04, 2019 … PORTLAND, Ore. — Much has been written about the great mental health benefits that come with regular exercise. Now a new study shows that hitting the treadmill every morning — even for a short period of time — offers another brain benefit: it may make you smarter. Researchers from the Oregon Health and Science University…

Younger Children Make More Informed Decisions Than Older Children, Study Finds

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May 16, 2019 … WATERLOO, Ontario — Can’t make up your mind on something? Ask a little kid. A study by researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada shows that younger children tend to make better decisions than older children — or at least more informed ones. Researchers say the older one gets in childhood, the more one ignores…

Study: Girls ‘Significantly’ Better Than Boys At Reading, Writing

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Sep 24, 2018 … QUEENSLAND, Australia — Maybe they’re born with it. In the never-ending battle of the sexes, its the girls who prove victorious when it comes to grade-school English class skills. A new study finds that girls perform significantly better than boys in the U.S. on standardized tests of reading and writing abilities. Researchers from Griffith University in…

One In Five British Citizens Don’t Know Europe Is A Continent, Survey Finds

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Aug 27, 2018 … LONDON — If a new survey is truly representative of an entire country, than millions of British citizens may struggle with basic geography. That’s because the survey found about 20 percent of Brits didn’t realize Europe was actually a continent. The quiz, commissioned by British Airways Holidays, also showed that two-thirds of British respondents can’t…

You Probably Can’t Write This Lowercase Letter Correctly, Study Finds

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Apr 18, 2018 … BALTIMORE — You’ve seen it countless times throughout your life, yet there’s a very good chance you couldn’t pick it out of a lineup. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that many people have no idea how to correctly write the most common form of the lowercase letter “g.” Unlike most other letters in print form,…

Two-thirds of office workers say job is ‘painfully monotonous,’ agree AI would benefit them

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May 27, 2021 … NEW YORK — Is your Monday through Friday office grind starting to feel like Groundhog Day? A new study reveals the average American office worker wastes five hours a week on tasks they think could be automated. That’s more than two business weeks per year, per person, of lost time. The new poll surveyed 2,000 American…

Study: AI Can Predict Lifespan of Patients By ‘Looking’ At Organs

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Jun 02, 2017 … ADELAIDE, Australia — Scientists from the University of Adelaide have created an artificial intelligence (AI) program that can predict a person’s lifespan just by looking at images of their organs. The research — recently published in the journal Scientific Reports — saw the scientists use an AI program to analyze medical images of 48 patients’…

Study finds ‘spooky’ similarities between how human brains, computers see objects

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Oct 27, 2020 … BALTIMORE — Many people call the human brain the ultimate computer. Until now, scientists thought there were clear differences in how these thinking machines “see” the world. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University say it’s actually “spooky” how similar artificial intelligence and the human mind function. Their study reveals both actually detect 3D objects in the same…

Women No Longer Considered Less Competent Than Men, Study Finds

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Jul 19, 2019 … WASHINGTON — Women have dealt with unfair stereotypes and assumptions for generations. However, new research indicates that women are now considered just as, if not more, competent than men. While gender equality and women’s rights have been at the forefront of the national conversation in recent years, women have been fighting to be afforded the…

‘Baby’ robots? Scientists create first-ever ‘living’ machines that can reproduce

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Nov 30, 2021 … BURLINGTON, Vt. — The era of humans building robots may be over. Scientists from the University of Vermont, Harvard, and Tufts University have created what they describe as “living machines” which can reproduce just like organic life. The team says they’ve discovered an entirely new form of biological reproduction, which they used to create the first-ever…