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Two studies uncover brain mechanisms underlying decision making process

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 11:20 AM

New research conducted in the Cognitive Neuroscience group of SISSA shows that a perceptual decision – recognizing an object and taking the appropriate action – is triggered as soon as the brain’s processing networks accumulate the exact right quantity of sensory information. Our sensory receptors continuously collect information from […] Click here to view original […]

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NIH Funding Opportunity for Neuroimaging Data Secondary Analysis

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have announced a funding opportunity for projects that will conduct secondary analysis of existing data from the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative . The BRAIN Initiative aims to develop technologies that help researchers understand neural networks for the treatment and […] Click here to view original […]

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UA researcher: Studying how brain processes metaphors could aid efficient learning

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Graduate student Anna Katikhina, left, and research assistant Hannah Hart inject electrogel into the electrodes on a cap for study volunteer Travis Koziol to ensure proper brainwave readings in his electroencephalogram at the University of Arizona Department of Psychology building, April 18, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz. The study is […] Click here to view original […]

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Artificial Intelligence vs. Cognitive Computing in education: How they Differ?

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The first thing to understand is that cognitive computing is part of artificial intelligence (AI), or a subset of artificial intelligence. There are many definitions of AI, with many tech companies formulating their own definitions depending on what their aim is for AI. The Oxford Dictionary defines artificial intelligence […] Click here to view original […]

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Understanding ad frequency in OOH

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Marketers can make use of cognitive science research to tailor OOH media campaigns to maximise emotional connection with target audiences and boost sales in the long term. Writing for WARC, Jennie Roper, head of insight at Kinetic UK, and Dr Alistair Goode, a cognitive scientist at Gorilla in the […] Click here to view original […]

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1 gene connects stem cells in the brain and the gut

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Researchers have identified a new factor that is essential for maintaining the stem cells in the brain and gut. The loss of this factor may contribute to anxiety and cognitive disorders and to gastrointestinal diseases. The organs in our bodies house stem cells that are necessary to regenerate cells […] Click here to view original […]

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Here’s Scientific Evidence Chocolate Can Boost Your Brain Power

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Italian scientists have found evidence that a daily dose of cocoa acts as a dietary supplement to counteract different types of cognitive decline. Back in 2017, the team found that regularly eating cocoa was linked to improvements in working memory and visual information processing and cocoa could be particularly […] Click here to view original […]

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Building Metacognition Into Test Prep

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Students’ emotional states have a profound impact on their ability to do well on any given test. Especially with high-stakes standardized tests, the pressure on students can be enormous. These very limited assessments often reveal who memorized and was able to retrieve the greatest amount of content under pressure, […] Click here to view original […]

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Automation Is Becoming a Business Imperative: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

Posted on April 19, 2019 at 20:27 PM

Automation is here to stay. To sustain long-term success in this new age, ask yourself these four questions. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Machines haven’t yet supplanted human workers en masse, but at the World Economic Forum’s 2019 meeting in Davos, Switzerland , corporate executives revealed […] Click here to view original […]

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How to Measure the Cognitive Intelligence of a Person

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Cognitive assessment exams or cognitive tests are types of psychometric analysis that are designed to measure the intelligence of a human or any other animals. Cognitive assessments are widely used to determine a person’s intelligence. The cognitive ability test consists of numerical, verbal abstract spatial and mechanical reasoning sections. […] Click here to view original […]

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