Social & Behavior
MIT research suggests the underlying function of “next-word prediction” computational models closely resembles the function of language-processing centers in the human brain.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- Takeda Fellowship, MIT Shoemaker Fellowship, , MIT Media Lab Consortia, MIT Singleton Fellowship, MIT Presidential Graduate Fellowship, Friends of the McGovern Institute Fellowship, MIT Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, through the National Science Foundation, , MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute
According to a new study published today from George Mason University, a person’s existing medical conditions can have an influence on which antidepressant may work best. The data from the study can help millions alleviate depression symptoms more effectively and is now available to clinicians and patients in an online database.
Floodlight™ software — a tool that aids in the efficient discovery of vast numbers of chemicals present in a wide variety of substances including food, air and consumer products — was developed by Southwest Research Institute and recognized by R&D World magazine as one of the 100 most significant innovations of 2021. This cheminformatics machine learning tool integrates with analytical chemistry software to provide deep analysis of two-dimensional gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCxGC-MS) and metadata.
New Cornell University research finds that companies with a culture of highly structured management practices were able to attract and keep top workers, and companies with structured operations practices attracted top-flight managers.
- Management Science
Livestock grazing on well-managed rangelands can help secure clean water, enhance habitat, address climate change, and sustain rural communities. Ensuring the sustainability of livestock agriculture is not only vital to feeding a growing world, but it’s essential to a healthy future, which is why a research team led by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) set out to help ranchers more consistently measure, manage, and communicate about the sustainability of their operations. The 20-person team produced a study detailing 20 core indicators commonly used to support ranch-level sustainability. The study, “A Synthesis of Ranch-Level Sustainability Indicators for Land Managers and to Communicate Across the U.S. Beef Supply Chain,” was recently published in Rangeland Ecology & Management.
- Rangeland Ecology & Management
Although September’s nTIDE COVID Update graphic shows lower unemployment, levels are still higher than pre-pandemic levels for both groups,” noted nTIDE co-author Andrew Houtenville, PhD, professor of economics at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and research director of the UNH Institute on Disability. “It remains unclear whether these chronic elevations constitute a ‘new normal,’ or a phase that will be followed by more substantial recovery. There will be multiple factors at play over the coming months, including the ongoing vaccination campaign and new recommendations for booster doses.”