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New AI Algorithm Identifies Alzheimer’s Disease, Predicts Risk For Disease

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May 19, 2020 … BOSTON — One of the many obstacles scientists who study Alzheimer’s disease have been struggling to overcome is finding a standard method of accurately predicting the likelihood a person will be diagnosed with the condition. There is great deal of variance between the methods used to diagnose Alzheimer’s and one’s risk at different healthcare facilities.…

Instant Connection: Stray, Untrained Dogs Still Respond To Human Cues, Gestures

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Jan 17, 2020 … KOLKATA, India — It usually doesn’t take long for a dog taken in by a family or individual to form a connection with his or her new caretakers. While some dogs certainly take longer than others, most begin to pick up on gestures, cues, and commands from their owners relatively quickly. It’s generally assumed that these…

Playing Non-Digital Board, Card Games Helps Keep Brain Stronger For Old Age

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Nov 27, 2019 … EDINBURGH, Scotland — A new study finds that playing board and card games regularly may help your mental performance in the game of life as you grow older. No, not the board game, the real game of life. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say that participants who reported routinely playing non-digital games performed better on…

Thanks Alexa! Study Warns Digital Assistants Could Make Children Less Polite

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Aug 16, 2019 … PROVO, Utah — Are artificial intelligence-based digital assistants like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa making people less polite? After installing one of these helpful devices in their home, many people tend to speak rudely or shout orders at their tiny robotic helper, causing some to speculate if all that dictating may influence how we interact with…

Can Fish Recognize Themselves In A Mirror? Study Reveals Surprising Results

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Mar 14, 2019 … Even tiny species of fish may have greater intelligence than you might think. An international group of scientists identified a type of fish that may be able to recognize itself in the mirror. The mirror test is often used by biologists to test self-awareness in different animals. In this latest study, researchers found that the cleaner…

Algorithm That Detects Fake News Found More Accurate Than Humans

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Aug 23, 2018 … ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Artificial intelligence may be the strongest soldier in the war against fake news. An algorithm designed by University of Michigan researchers to weed out fake news works better than humans assigned to the same task, a new study shows. The algorithm identifies propagated news on information aggregator and social media sites like…

Study: Dating Sites Incapable Of Predicting Attraction Between People

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Sep 05, 2017 … SALT LAKE CITY — Despite the claims of some dating websites, researchers find tests of algorithms conceived by cutting-edge computers still fail to predict attraction. While such algorithms have been able to accurately predict traffic and the weather, University of Utah researchers found poor results when it came to predicting desire and attraction. “We found…

Study: Prosthetic Memory System Successfully Implemented In Humans

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Apr 04, 2018 … WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — We’re familiar with the amazing power of prosthetic limbs, but scientists have taken the power of prostheses to a new level. A pilot study conducted by a team of researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California successfully implemented a prosthetic memory system in a human brain. The technology…

Letters from 17th century European aristocrats read by scientists — without even being opened

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Dec 27, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Scientists were able to read a sealed letter from the 17th century for the first time — without even opening it!  The team digitally “unfolded” the letter using a dental scanner. They used the highly sensitive device to “virtually unfold” the document dating back more than 300 years, protecting its prized seal.…

More wisdom may be what keeps the feeling of loneliness in check

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Sep 21, 2021 … SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Is reducing loneliness all about increasing wisdom? Scientists believe certain areas of the brain control the opposing connection between wisdom and loneliness. In a recent study, researchers at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine examined how the brain processes emotional stimuli in relation to loneliness and wisdom. Previous studies…

Better brainpower with age: Some mental abilities actually improve after turning 50!

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Aug 30, 2021 … WASHINGTON — Think it’s all downhill for your brain after you hit 50? Think again. Like a fine wine, some mental skills such as concentration and paying attention to detail, believe it or not, actually improve with age. The exciting discovery could lead to better therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists. “These results are amazing,…

56% of Americans admit reading a book during the summer — to look smarter

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Aug 26, 2021 … NEW YORK — Are your summer reading choices all about impressing your friends? Almost three in five Americans hope their summer reading choices will make them seem more intelligent. In a recent survey of 2,000 U.S. respondents, 56 percent admit to reading at least one “serious” book in the summer to look smarter. Thirty-six percent use…