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Humans, Monkeys Share Same Neural Processes In Decision Making
2014-06-20 12:02:11

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online The many similarities between humans and monkeys got another addition recently. It appears a new study by researchers from New York University (NYU) and Stanford University (SU) has pitted their monkey results against a 2009 study of human decision making and found both humans and monkeys experience the same neural processes when changing their minds during the decision making process. The study results were recently published in the...

2014-06-16 20:21:30

Joe Torre, Bob Costas, Fred Wilpon, Stephen M. Ross, Mark Messier, Teresa Weatherspoon, Harry Carson, and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe Provided Insight During Day-Long Discussion Aimed at Eradicating Disrespect and Abuse in the Locker Room and on the Playing Field NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYU Sports and Society (scps.nyu.edu/sportsandsociety) today hosted nearly 120 high school athletic directors, coaches, and school administrators from across the New York metropolitan...

2014-06-16 08:29:41

'Fidget Widgets' Project Looks for New Ways that Seemingly Mindless Interactions Can Increase Productivity, Enhance Creativity, and Lessen Stress NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering's Game Innovation Lab know that doodling, fiddling, and fidgeting are anything but trivial. The fascinating and powerful interrelation of bodily movement, cognition, and emotional state has been amply demonstrated, and...

2014-06-04 12:30:24

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A unique collaboration between New York University's Global Institute of Public Health (NYU GIPH) and the global health and human rights organization HealthRight International, Inc. was announced today by Robert Berne, New York University executive vice president for health, Dr. Cheryl Healton, dean of Global Public Health and director of NYU GIPH, and Dr. Peter Navario, HealthRight executive director. Together, NYU GIPH and...

2014-05-13 12:33:18

Study Reveals Surprising Behavioral Changes that May Link to Leadership in this Species BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings published by researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering are helping to unravel the complex interplay between alcohol and social behavior and may lead to new therapies for mitigating the negative impacts of alcohol use and abuse. Their experiments, published in the current issue of Alcohol: Clinical and...

2014-05-13 08:41:52

NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering announced that BNY Mellon has selected the NYU School of Engineering to provide an online master's degree education in cyber security for select BNY Mellon employees worldwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091027/NY99197LOGO The global investments company is the most recent Fortune 500 firm to enhance the skills of its technical and management employees through...

2014-05-12 08:38:46

BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and the University of British Columbia have developed the first tool of its kind for diagnosing failures in complex networked applications like Skype, Firefox, and Apache. Upending traditional application diagnostics, NetCheck requires neither source code nor application-specific information, but instead relies on modeling and simulating networking behaviors to identify issues that...

2014-05-08 12:23:26

NYC Design Week Will Bring the Area's Most Innovative Thinkers to One of Its Most Dynamic Incubators BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 10, the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy (NYC ACRE) at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering will host its second annual Design Jam, inviting designers to bring their creative insight to the challenges faced by the clean-tech incubator's entrepreneurs....

2014-04-30 11:45:46

New research shows brain's predictive nature when listening to others Our brain activity is more similar to that of speakers we are listening to when we can predict what they are going to say, a team of neuroscientists has found. The study, which appears in the Journal of Neuroscience, provides fresh evidence on the brain's role in communication. "Our findings show that the brains of both speakers and listeners take language predictability into account, resulting in more similar brain...

2014-04-30 08:41:47

Event Honors National Grid Chief Executive Steve Holliday and National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering President and CEO Irving Pressley McPhail NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering honored two noteworthy leaders of industry and education during its annual gala in support of scholarships last night at the Pierre Hotel Grand Ballroom in Manhattan. The event recognized Steve Holliday, the chief executive...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.