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Trait-Based Clustering As An Indicator Of Species Competition

Competition is one of the major types of interactions between species in nature. It is especially important in biodiverse communities such as tropical forests, where a large number of plant species must compete for a small number of resources, such […]

Benefits Of Game Play In Alzheimer’s Patients

An estimated 5 million people in America are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease (Matthews, et al. 2018). Oftentimes, the focus on Alzheimer’s revolves around the losses a person is experiencing. Alzheimer’s affects memory, and the result is a slow and gradual […]

Revealing The Role Of Olfaction In Developing Brain Networks

When mice are born, they are blind, deaf, and have very limited sensorimotor abilities. In contrast, the olfactory system is functional, and the maternal signature odor already plays an important role in triggering feeding reflexes, making odor recognition a crucial […]

Implication Of Global Warming On Electricity Demand In Australia

The increase in temperatures as a result of global warming has serious implications for electricity demand. Global warming, which is an important aspect of climate change, is caused by an increase in greenhouse gases (GHGs) from mostly fuel combustion. As […]

How An Echolocating Bat’s Brain May Solve The Microsecond Timing Problem

On summer evenings, before it gets completely dark, you may have spotted some flying creatures overhead. Although these creatures could be swallows or other birds out at dusk, there is a good chance that they are bats, the only mammals […]

Liking Vs. Wanting: The Role Our Brain Plays

Luckily, we usually like what we want and want what we like. Still, in some situations we may like something without wanting it, for example, when we already own a bed, we may not want to own another one, even […]

Fitbit Activity Trackers Enhance The Effectiveness Of Physical Activity Interventions Offering Personalized Advice

Being active is recommended to prevent developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental health problems, and much more. Unfortunately, most people are not meeting physical activity guidelines. This is costly to society, but more importantly, it reduces our quality of life […]

A Computer Vision Application For Galaxy Detection

Computer Vision is an interdisciplinary field that combines knowledge from disciplines such as Physics, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering. Its main goal is to develop algorithms and systems capable to reproduce human vision skills. The fields most closely related to […]

The Eyes Have It: Fetal Reactions To Sound And Light Stimulation And Maternal Mental Health

It is known that fetuses blink spontaneously in the womb (e.g. Petrikovsky et al 2003) and that eye-blink rate is related to the age of the fetus or baby. Given that eye-blink rate is widely used postnatally to assess cognitive […]

Transparency About The Costs Of Incarceration Mitigates Sentencing Attitudes

In a study published in Behavioral Sciences & the Law, researchers at Georgia State University sought to understand whether attention to the costs of incarceration decreases support for criminal sentences. “Many people don’t know that it typically costs upwards of […]