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2012-05-31 12:46:51

In a new paper, the researchers describe a mathematical model they created that helps predict pragmatic reasoning and may eventually lead to the manufacture of machines that can better understand inference, context and social rules. Language is so much more than a string of words. To understand what someone means, you need context. Consider the phrase, "Man on first." It doesn't make much sense unless you're at a baseball game. Or imagine a sign outside a children's boutique that reads,...

Rats Recall Past To Make Daily Decisions
2012-05-03 12:50:35

Image Credit: Photos.com UCSF study offers path for studying learning, decision-making, PTSD UCSF scientists have identified patterns of brain activity in the rat brain that play a role in the formation and recall of memories and decision-making. The discovery, which builds on the team's previous findings, offers a path for studying learning, decision-making and post-traumatic stress syndrome. The researchers previously identified patterns of brain activity in the rat...

2010-01-25 10:33:00

Thursday, February 11, 2010 NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 11, 2010, the Temple of Understanding will host an evening with Terrence Roberts, one of the "Little Rock Nine," the group of African-American students that desegregated Little Rock High School. Dr. Roberts will discuss his experiences and observations of America's moral and social evolution since the years of turbulence that swept the country in the late 1950's. Held in celebration of Black History...

2009-06-23 15:34:00

MEDFIELD, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- For those who are looking to make a positive impact on their business and personal lives there is now an easy to read book that makes this immediately achievable. The book, Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior helps you recognize the 5 Secrets that - once learned - can turn relationships from frustration into success! What sets this book apart from others is that it is a self-help book written for people who don't usually...


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.