More than 80 cultures still use whistled language to communicate over long distances by simplifying words, syllable by syllable, into whistled melodies. Researchers trying to decode how bottlenose dolphins, highly social mammals with the second largest brain relative to their body size after humans, communicate are leveraging insights from studies looking at how human whistled speech is structured and organized. This model may provide new algorithms for helping understand how dolphins’ whistles encode information.
- Frontiers in Psychology
- Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fund for Strategic Innovation, , European Community, CNRS
Researchers have developed a two-minute passive-test, ‘Fastball EEG’, that measures people’s brain waves in response to a series of images and could help expand early dementia diagnosis. New academic research led by psychologists at the University of Bath published on World Alzheimer’s Day 2021 (Tuesday 21 September 2021).
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An investigation of the work and workers in fossil preparation labs reveals the often unacknowledged creativity and problem-solving on which scientists rely.
According to a paper out today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the networks of predator fish and their prey found on coral reefs all over the world are remarkably similar, and those predator fish are pickier eaters than previously thought. These delicate ecosystems become even more vulnerable when these specialized hunters go extinct.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- BNP Paribas Foundation, French National Agency for Research, Make Our Planet Great Again Postdoctoral Grant, FEDER FUND, Foundation for Research on Biodiversity and the Agence Nationale de la Biodiversité