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Science on Google+653,024Unfortunately the gap between science and society is massive and only growing larger. +SciFund Challenge exists to do something about this problem, by helping to close this gap in three distinct ways. ⚛Training and encouraging researchers in their science outreach activities. ⚛Helping connect the public directly to science and scientists. ⚛Running science crowdfunding drives to help fund research and has just initiated SciFund 4: http://scifundchallenge.org/. Do you want to know about alternatives for raising money for research? What about Crowdfunding? This +Science on Google+ Hangout will discuss crowdfunding for research and features the SciFund Challenge coordinators +Jarrett Byrnes and +Anthony Salvagno as well as SciFund 3 participant, +Alisa Woods. SciFund 3 participant Alisa Woods raised 6K+ to buy analytical software for mass spectrometry and is Crowdfunding again, to support her research on autism protein biomarkers. She will discuss tips for successful Crowdfunding, including setting realistic goals and developing your audience. Her project is available here and as one of the incentives, she's offering consulting and coaching for Science Crowdfunding: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/36715-protein-biomarkers-for-autism-spectrum-disorder#description-tab  Join host +Scott Lewis and learn about Science Crowdfunding and Science Outreach! #ScienceEveryday   #Crowdfunding   #Science   #Research   #SciFundChallenge  Crowdfunding for research and the SciFund Challenge.2014-01-02 21:00:00137  

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2013-01-13 15:49:58 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Leonard Susskind of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics discusses the indestructability of information and the nature of black holes in a lecture entitled The World As Hologram.

Most reshares: 9

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2013-08-27 04:02:44 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Most plusones: 12

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2013-04-17 15:20:53 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Legal consequences for doctoring any kind of data (not just medical research data)? Not a completely bad idea, if you ask me!

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2015-05-23 13:07:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"For conveying one's intellect, it is important that one's voice, quite literally, be heard"

"For conveying one's intellect, it is important that one's voice, quite literally, be heard"___

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2014-12-30 07:55:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Unpublished preprints in the life sciences

Unpublished preprints in the life sciences___

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2014-12-16 10:49:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A nice experiment ran by the NIPS organizers on the reliability of the review process: "Half the papers appearing at NIPS would be rejected if the review process were rerun".... and this is likely not the only case.

A nice experiment ran by the NIPS organizers on the reliability of the review process: "Half the papers appearing at NIPS would be rejected if the review process were rerun".... and this is likely not the only case.___

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2014-12-11 09:54:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Nice study: "Exaggeration in news is strongly associated with exaggeration in press releases. Improving the accuracy of academic press releases could represent a key opportunity for reducing misleading health related news" #impact   Via +Dale Barr 

Nice study: "Exaggeration in news is strongly associated with exaggeration in press releases. Improving the accuracy of academic press releases could represent a key opportunity for reducing misleading health related news" #impact   Via +Dale Barr ___

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2014-11-07 12:14:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A very nice study on the comparison of computational models of inferior temporal cortex during visual-object processing.

A very nice study on the comparison of computational models of inferior temporal cortex during visual-object processing.___

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2014-04-15 06:14:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Auditory pitch has an intrinsic spatial connotation: Sounds are high or low, melodies rise and fall, and pitch can ascend and descend. In a wide range of cognitive, perceptual, attentional, and linguistic functions, humans consistently display a positive, sometimes absolute, correspondence between sound frequency and perceived spatial elevation, whereby high frequency is mapped to high elevation. In this paper we show that pitch borrows its spatial connotation from the statistics of natural auditory scenes. This suggests that all such diverse phenomena, such as the convoluted shape of the outer ear, the universal use of spatial terms for describing pitch, or the reason why high notes are represented higher in musical notation, ultimately reflect adaptation to the statistics of natural auditory scenes.

Auditory pitch has an intrinsic spatial connotation: Sounds are high or low, melodies rise and fall, and pitch can ascend and descend. In a wide range of cognitive, perceptual, attentional, and linguistic functions, humans consistently display a positive, sometimes absolute, correspondence between sound frequency and perceived spatial elevation, whereby high frequency is mapped to high elevation. In this paper we show that pitch borrows its spatial connotation from the statistics of natural auditory scenes. This suggests that all such diverse phenomena, such as the convoluted shape of the outer ear, the universal use of spatial terms for describing pitch, or the reason why high notes are represented higher in musical notation, ultimately reflect adaptation to the statistics of natural auditory scenes.___

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2014-02-10 11:56:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Language-related brain regions: similarities and differences) between monkeys and humans.
A new study compared (fMRI) ventrolateral frontal cortex, a key structure for language but also decision-making and cognitive flexibility, in humans and monkeys. The authors found surprising similarities in the connectivity. At the same time, however, they showed  key differences in the way that they interact with brain areas involved with hearing. The data might give hints on the evolutionary processes underpinning our ties to other primates but also drove to distinctions.

Language-related brain regions: similarities and differences) between monkeys and humans.
A new study compared (fMRI) ventrolateral frontal cortex, a key structure for language but also decision-making and cognitive flexibility, in humans and monkeys. The authors found surprising similarities in the connectivity. At the same time, however, they showed  key differences in the way that they interact with brain areas involved with hearing. The data might give hints on the evolutionary processes underpinning our ties to other primates but also drove to distinctions.___

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2013-09-26 00:17:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

And the answer, based on this review, appears to be no (obviously)

And the answer, based on this review, appears to be no (obviously)___

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2013-09-24 09:37:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A very informative review of studies on the processing of auditory objects in the brain!

A very informative review of studies on the processing of auditory objects in the brain!___

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2013-08-27 04:02:44 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2013-06-21 11:53:38 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

High res human brain publicly available in Google-Earth-like format :-)

High res human brain publicly available in Google-Earth-like format :-)___

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2013-06-05 15:46:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Interesting idea!!

Interesting idea!!___

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2013-05-14 14:11:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

For your everyday probability-distribution questions!!!

For your everyday probability-distribution questions!!!___

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2013-04-30 12:38:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#MEG  
 @Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.

A picture of a model of the first MEG system, of the first MEG measurement ever, an ECG, and of the first MEG measurement of brain activity, alpha rhythm.

I find it personally amusing that these "firsts" are actually what often decreases the power of our analyses and gets thrown away through either ICA (ECG) or averaging (ECG - unless you are very unlucky - and stimulus-unrelated alpha).

#MEG  
 @Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.

A picture of a model of the first MEG system, of the first MEG measurement ever, an ECG, and of the first MEG measurement of brain activity, alpha rhythm.

I find it personally amusing that these "firsts" are actually what often decreases the power of our analyses and gets thrown away through either ICA (ECG) or averaging (ECG - unless you are very unlucky - and stimulus-unrelated alpha).___

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2013-04-17 15:20:53 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Legal consequences for doctoring any kind of data (not just medical research data)? Not a completely bad idea, if you ask me!

Legal consequences for doctoring any kind of data (not just medical research data)? Not a completely bad idea, if you ask me!___

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2013-04-09 06:48:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

#openaccess   #spamming   #pseudoscience  

Interesting piece about the "dark side of open access", i.e., those journals that spam the mailbox of academics with invitations to submit papers and editorial-board opportunities.

#openaccess   #spamming   #pseudoscience  

Interesting piece about the "dark side of open access", i.e., those journals that spam the mailbox of academics with invitations to submit papers and editorial-board opportunities.___

2013-04-05 01:29:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#fmri #dream_decoding

Sounds thrilling: decoding dreams from fMRI data!!!!!

#fmri #dream_decoding

Sounds thrilling: decoding dreams from fMRI data!!!!!___

2013-03-22 16:04:07 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#exercise   #cognitive_control   #fMRI  

Physical activity appears to enhance some aspects of cognitive control in children: I'm not a kid, but I'd better work on that jogging!

#exercise   #cognitive_control   #fMRI  

Physical activity appears to enhance some aspects of cognitive control in children: I'm not a kid, but I'd better work on that jogging!___

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2013-03-20 13:02:38 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The title says it all: functional imaging of the brain at cellular resolution with frames captured every second: WOW!!!

Make sure to check the videos! A nice non-technical summary here: http://www.nature.com/news/flashing-fish-brains-filmed-in-action-1.12621

The title says it all: functional imaging of the brain at cellular resolution with frames captured every second: WOW!!!

Make sure to check the videos! A nice non-technical summary here: http://www.nature.com/news/flashing-fish-brains-filmed-in-action-1.12621___

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2013-03-19 02:26:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#control_networks   #fMRI  

Excellent overview of (domain general) task-control networks in the brain. Highly relevant, independently of the particular function you are interested in!

#control_networks   #fMRI  

Excellent overview of (domain general) task-control networks in the brain. Highly relevant, independently of the particular function you are interested in!___

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2013-03-15 17:17:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#dualstream   #review  

A very informative and quite recent review of research on what/where(how) systems in vision and audition, and of the study of their interaction.

#dualstream   #review  

A very informative and quite recent review of research on what/where(how) systems in vision and audition, and of the study of their interaction.___

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2013-03-04 00:06:56 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2013-03-01 13:37:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#openaccess  

Very exciting news for open-access science!

#openaccess  

Very exciting news for open-access science!___

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2013-02-27 11:23:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2013-02-10 14:12:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#fmri   #analysismethods  

Analyze your fMRI time-series without knowledge of the experimental paradigm: the analysis method presented in this paper can recover blocks and spikes of activity for you.

#fmri   #analysismethods  

Analyze your fMRI time-series without knowledge of the experimental paradigm: the analysis method presented in this paper can recover blocks and spikes of activity for you.___

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2013-01-31 19:32:14 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#sensing   #music_interfaces   #paper_sensors

Paper contact sensors for the masses (buttons, force/pressure, position, bending): very affordable sustainable technology distributed in build-your-own kits, developed by a Music Technology student at McGill: +Rodolphe Koehly

#sensing   #music_interfaces   #paper_sensors

Paper contact sensors for the masses (buttons, force/pressure, position, bending): very affordable sustainable technology distributed in build-your-own kits, developed by a Music Technology student at McGill: +Rodolphe Koehly___

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2013-01-28 14:01:19 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#quantum_mechanics   #biology   #retina   #smell

Very interesting BBC article about the possibility of quantum effects in biology, ranging from photosynthesis to sensory processes

#quantum_mechanics   #biology   #retina   #smell

Very interesting BBC article about the possibility of quantum effects in biology, ranging from photosynthesis to sensory processes___

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2013-01-26 08:57:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

#neuroscience   #impact_factor  

The blobology of academic success, or, how to forecast impact factor based on the cortical anatomy of your brain-imaging effects. Non-speech auditory people like me will be delighted: I should probably open a pizzeria :-)

#neuroscience   #impact_factor  

The blobology of academic success, or, how to forecast impact factor based on the cortical anatomy of your brain-imaging effects. Non-speech auditory people like me will be delighted: I should probably open a pizzeria :-)___

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2013-01-17 12:27:23 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

#openaccess  

___ #openaccess  

2013-01-16 20:17:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#hearingloss : "Hearing restored with new hair cells"

Looks very promising: "An experimental drug can restore hearing in deaf mice by regenerating sound-sensitive cells in the inner ear."

#hearingloss : "Hearing restored with new hair cells"

Looks very promising: "An experimental drug can restore hearing in deaf mice by regenerating sound-sensitive cells in the inner ear."___

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2013-01-16 14:26:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#retraction  

After reading a retraction notice for two 2009 papers published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, I got to find this nice blog on retraction of scientific papers: well done Retraction Watch!

#retraction  

After reading a retraction notice for two 2009 papers published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, I got to find this nice blog on retraction of scientific papers: well done Retraction Watch!___

2013-01-15 15:32:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#statistics   #robust    #Matlab  

Stats geeks will be interested in this tool, available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/robustcorrtool/

#statistics   #robust    #Matlab  

Stats geeks will be interested in this tool, available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/robustcorrtool/___

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2013-01-15 12:35:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

#face   #perception

Some new goodies for face perception (and possibly voice perception) people:

See also http://goo.gl/0gB7K for developmental processes.

#face   #perception

Some new goodies for face perception (and possibly voice perception) people:

See also http://goo.gl/0gB7K for developmental processes.___

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2013-01-15 04:53:02 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This surely deserves some further public attention. What a disgrace for MIT might all of this prove true....

This surely deserves some further public attention. What a disgrace for MIT might all of this prove true....___

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2013-01-13 15:49:58 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What if the horizon is the scalp, and the hologram is the sensor space in MEG/EEG measurements? Very interesting lecture!

Leonard Susskind of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics discusses the indestructability of information and the nature of black holes in a lecture entitled The World As Hologram.___What if the horizon is the scalp, and the hologram is the sensor space in MEG/EEG measurements? Very interesting lecture!

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2013-01-13 13:55:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Family statement at the end of page.

Family statement at the end of page.___

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2012-12-27 18:20:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Brilliant empirical demonstrations on 2012!
Not sure which one I prefer: "Driving when drunk is unsafe" or "Keeping guns out of the hands of troubled individuals saves lives"?

Brilliant empirical demonstrations on 2012!
Not sure which one I prefer: "Driving when drunk is unsafe" or "Keeping guns out of the hands of troubled individuals saves lives"?___

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2012-12-01 10:15:58 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

#EEG   #music  

"When people coordinate actions with one another, small networks within the brain and, remarkably, between the brains are formed, especially when the activities need to be precisely aligned in time, for example at the joint play onset of a piece"

#EEG   #music  

"When people coordinate actions with one another, small networks within the brain and, remarkably, between the brains are formed, especially when the activities need to be precisely aligned in time, for example at the joint play onset of a piece"___

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2012-11-22 15:29:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

  #sonification   #running  

Joggers will love this :-)

  #sonification   #running  

Joggers will love this :-)___

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2012-10-18 15:49:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#photography  

Let's help these promising photographers buy back their stolen gear!!

#photography  

Let's help these promising photographers buy back their stolen gear!!___

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2012-07-22 13:56:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#hearing   #attention

The auditory counterpart of the well known "gorilla blindness" visual effect.

#hearing   #attention

The auditory counterpart of the well known "gorilla blindness" visual effect.___

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2012-07-16 14:09:46 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#neuroscience   #hearing   #MVPA  

We are surrounded by largely different sound-producing "objects": a thunder rumbling, a baby crying, a fly buzzing. How do brains represent them? In this study, we show that rather fine-grained spatial variations in cortical activity contain a great deal of information about naturalistic sounds. Spatial activity patterns not only contain information about low-level sound properties (e.g., loudness), but appear to go beyond low-level analyses by representing abstractly whether sound-producing objects are living, or involve the activity of a human agent.

#neuroscience   #hearing   #MVPA  

We are surrounded by largely different sound-producing "objects": a thunder rumbling, a baby crying, a fly buzzing. How do brains represent them? In this study, we show that rather fine-grained spatial variations in cortical activity contain a great deal of information about naturalistic sounds. Spatial activity patterns not only contain information about low-level sound properties (e.g., loudness), but appear to go beyond low-level analyses by representing abstractly whether sound-producing objects are living, or involve the activity of a human agent.___

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2012-06-27 10:41:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#openaccess #spam  
An interesting (and potentially useful) blog on "predatory" open-access journals and publishers. Critical readers: check your spam mail advertising scientific journals and conferences, and compare with the list on the blog.

#openaccess #spam  
An interesting (and potentially useful) blog on "predatory" open-access journals and publishers. Critical readers: check your spam mail advertising scientific journals and conferences, and compare with the list on the blog.___

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2012-05-04 22:02:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

#walking #audition #haptics

What's the use of vibrating shoe soles on blindfolded and temporarily deafened experiment participants? They help us with answering a simple question relevant to our everyday life: How do our senses allow us to identify what we are walking on?

I am proud to share the craziest experiment I have ever conducted!! :-)

#walking #audition #haptics

What's the use of vibrating shoe soles on blindfolded and temporarily deafened experiment participants? They help us with answering a simple question relevant to our everyday life: How do our senses allow us to identify what we are walking on?

I am proud to share the craziest experiment I have ever conducted!! :-)___

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2012-05-02 08:07:15 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#ExperimentalPsychology #Methods

Interesting paper on order biases in the evaluation of preference.

via +Scoop.it

#ExperimentalPsychology #Methods

Interesting paper on order biases in the evaluation of preference.

via +Scoop.it___

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2012-04-29 16:23:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#peer_review

Hilarious description of reviewer personalities: which character are you?

#peer_review

Hilarious description of reviewer personalities: which character are you?___

2012-04-20 08:19:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#neuroscience #metabolism #connectivity

On the determinants of brain network organization: it is shaped by a trade-off between cost (metabolism, materials) and adaptive value of connectivity patterns (anatomical, functional). Surely worth a read.

#neuroscience #metabolism #connectivity

On the determinants of brain network organization: it is shaped by a trade-off between cost (metabolism, materials) and adaptive value of connectivity patterns (anatomical, functional). Surely worth a read.___

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2012-04-16 09:30:34 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

#neuroscience #voice #emotions

Laughter and crying don't go hand in hand! Females laugh with females and males with males, but males feel for crying females, and females for crying males. Rings a bell?

Interesting fMRI study on the effect of the gender of listeners and speakers on the processing of emotional vocalizations.

#neuroscience #voice #emotions

Laughter and crying don't go hand in hand! Females laugh with females and males with males, but males feel for crying females, and females for crying males. Rings a bell?

Interesting fMRI study on the effect of the gender of listeners and speakers on the processing of emotional vocalizations.___

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2012-04-15 07:11:09 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

#neuroscience #networks via +Daniel Estrada

On my reading list!!!!

Mathematical Model of the Brain Developed

Taking complex systems such as the Internet and social networks as examples, a group of experts at the University of Cambridge was able to create a mathematical model of the brain. Though simple, their tool provides a surprisingly complete statistical account of how different regions interact.___ #neuroscience #networks via +Daniel Estrada

On my reading list!!!!

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2012-04-15 06:50:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#vision #psychophysics #motion

A nice issue of Vision Research focusing on visual motion.

Includes an interesting paper about walking aftereffects, i.e., aftereffects induced by observing moving actors (http://goo.gl/3onNi). Take-home message: walking aftereffects behave like traditional high-level visual aftereffects.

#vision #psychophysics #motion

A nice issue of Vision Research focusing on visual motion.

Includes an interesting paper about walking aftereffects, i.e., aftereffects induced by observing moving actors (http://goo.gl/3onNi). Take-home message: walking aftereffects behave like traditional high-level visual aftereffects.___

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