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2011-02-02 21:05:25

Study finds crowdsourced articles compare favorably to those by single authors Writing can be a solitary, intellectual pursuit, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have shown that the task of writing an informational article also can be accomplished by dozens of people working independently online. Each person in the CMU experiments completed just a sliver of the work of preparing an article, such as preparing an outline, gathering facts or assembling facts into simple prose. The...

2011-01-21 00:00:50

New findings reported this week in Science by researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) shed first-ever light on the neural mechanisms that enable board game experts to quickly generate optimal moves. Results identify specific brain regions involved in granting shogi masters their superior skill, offering insights into the neural origins of expert intuition. (PRWeb UK) January 20, 2011 What makes experts different from the rest of us? Over the past century, this question has...

2010-01-13 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Two hundred years ago, archaeologists used the Rosetta Stone to understand the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Now, a team of Carnegie Mellon University scientists has discovered the beginnings of a neural Rosetta Stone. By combining brain imaging and machine learning techniques, neuroscientists Marcel Just and Vladimir Cherkassky and computer scientists Tom Mitchell and Sandesh Aryal determined how the brain arranges noun representations. Understanding...

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2010-01-14 08:55:00

Two hundred years ago, archaeologists used the Rosetta Stone to understand the ancient Egyptian scrolls. Now, a team of Carnegie Mellon University scientists has discovered the beginnings of a neural Rosetta Stone. By combining brain imaging and machine learning techniques, neuroscientists Marcel Just and Vladimir Cherkassky and computer scientists Tom Mitchell and Sandesh Aryal determined how the brain arranges noun representations. Understanding how the brain codes nouns is important for...

2009-12-09 11:49:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University scientists Timothy Keller and Marcel Just have uncovered the first evidence that intensive instruction to improve reading skills in young children causes the brain to physically rewire itself, creating new white matter that improves communication within the brain. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) As the researchers report today in the journal Neuron, brain imaging of children between the ages of 8...

2009-11-17 23:01:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at SC 09, the supercomputing conference, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced significant progress toward creating a computer system that simulates and emulates the brain's abilities for sensation, perception, action, interaction and cognition, while rivaling the brain's low power and energy consumption and compact size. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091118/NY13328 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO...

2009-08-28 10:09:51

Our vocabulary continues to grow and expand even in adulthood. Just ten years ago, the word 'blog' did not yet exist "“ and now we no longer remember when we heard this word for the first time or when we learned its meaning. At some stage new words become just as familiar to us as words we have learned earlier. One of the areas of interest in the Academy of Finland's Neuroscience Research Program (NEURO) is how the process of learning new words is reflected in the function of the...

2009-07-21 08:18:09

Michael Frank, of the Brown Institute for Brain Science, has determined that variations of three different genes in the brain can predict whether individuals will make certain choices. His work,  in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Arizona, will be published in the August 2009 edition of Nature Neuroscience. Researchers at Brown University and the University of Arizona have determined that variations of three different genes in the brain (called single-nucleotide...

2009-07-16 13:15:45

Training increases brain processing speed and improves our ability to multitask, new research from Vanderbilt University published in the June 15 issue of Neuron indicates. "We found that a key limitation to efficient multitasking is the speed with which our prefrontal cortex processes information, and that this speed can be drastically increased through training and practice," Paul E. Dux, a former research fellow at Vanderbilt, and now a faculty member at the University of Queensland in...

2009-05-28 07:37:28

Your brain activity can reveal how you make big decisions, according to a new study. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center studied the brain as people handled a set of decision making problems and found brain regions associated with rational processing, such as the lateral prefrontal cortex, were most active when participants used a strategy not consistent with traditional rational choices. The findings also strongly argue against the commonly held the notion that there are rational...


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