How the brain’s blue spot helps us focus our attention

Journal Reference: Martin J. Dahl, Mara Mather, Markus Werkle-Bergner. Noradrenergic modulation of rhythmic neural activity shapes selective attention. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2022; 26 (1): 38 DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2021.10.009 Our attention fluctuates. Sometimes, we are distracted and things slip by our awareness, while at other times we can easily focus on what is important. Imagine you … Read more

Cannabis use both helps and hurts entrepreneurial creativity

Journal Reference: Benjamin J. Warnick, Alexander S. Kier, Emily M. LaFrance, Carrie Cuttler. Head in the clouds? Cannabis users’ creativity in new venture ideation depends on their entrepreneurial passion and experience. Journal of Business Venturing, 2021; 36 (2): 106088 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2020.106088 The study found that cannabis-using entrepreneurs generated new business ideas such as a weightless, … Read more

New study helps explain ‘silent earthquakes’ along New Zealand’s North Island

Journal Reference: Christine Chesley, Samer Naif, Kerry Key, Dan Bassett. Fluid-rich subducting topography generates anomalous forearc porosity. Nature, 2021; 595 (7866): 255 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03619-8 Geophysicists, geologists, and geochemists from throughout the world have been working together to understand why this plate boundary behaves as it does, producing both imperceptible silent earthquakes, but also potentially major … Read more

‘Human-like’ brain helps robot out of a maze

Journal Reference: Imke Krauhausen, Dimitrios A. Koutsouras, Armantas Melianas, Scott T. Keene, Katharina Lieberth, Hadrien Ledanseur, Rajendar Sheelamanthula, Alexander Giovannitti, Fabrizio Torricelli, Iain Mcculloch, Paul W. M. Blom, Alberto Salleo, Yoeri van de Burgt, Paschalis Gkoupidenis. Organic neuromorphic electronics for sensorimotor integration and learning in robotics. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (50) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abl5068 Machine learning … Read more

Shoulder pain in golf: how to prevent it and what really helps

Shoulder pain in golf how to prevent it and what

The shoulder is a fairly sensitive area consisting of the shoulder joint itself and the shoulder girdle, including the shoulder blade and clavicle. The shoulder also includes muscles, tendons, ligaments and bursae, which give stability to the joint on the one hand and make it mobile on the other. The injuries can occur in different … Read more

Machine learning helps mathematicians make new connections

Journal Reference: Alex Davies, Petar Veličković, Lars Buesing, Sam Blackwell, Daniel Zheng, Nenad Tomašev, Richard Tanburn, Peter Battaglia, Charles Blundell, András Juhász, Marc Lackenby, Geordie Williamson, Demis Hassabis, Pushmeet Kohli. Advancing mathematics by guiding human intuition with AI. Nature, 2021; 600 (7887): 70 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04086-x While computers have long been used to generate data for … Read more

Feast or forage: Study finds circuit that helps a brain decide

Journal Reference: Ni Ji, Gurrein K Madan, Guadalupe I Fabre, Alyssa Dayan, Casey M Baker, Talya S Kramer, Ijeoma Nwabudike, Steven W Flavell. A neural circuit for flexible control of persistent behavioral states. eLife, 2021; 10 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.62889 “For a foraging worm, the decision to roam or to dwell is one that will strongly impact … Read more

Autonomous robotic rover helps scientists with long-term monitoring of deep-sea carbon cycle and climate change

Autonomous robotic rover helps scientists with long-term monitoring of deep-sea carbon cycle and climate change – NovLink Home Mash L Autonomous robotic rover helps scientists with long-term monitoring of deep-sea carbon cycle and climate change We wish to give thanks to the writer of this short article for this outstanding content Autonomous robotic rover helps … Read more

Drug helps sensory neurons regrow in the mouse central nervous system

Journal Reference: Oshri Avraham, Rui Feng, Eric Edward Ewan, Justin Rustenhoven, Guoyan Zhao, Valeria Cavalli. Profiling sensory neuron microenvironment after peripheral and central axon injury reveals key pathways for neural repair. eLife, 2021; 10 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.68457 Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a drug that helps sensory neurons in … Read more

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