Rats & Brain Games – Rejuvenate Those Aging Neurons

What? We all know that those brain games you can buy – yes, they make you good at those games, and that’s about it. We need something more general, more basic that we can use in all circumstances.

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Of Chimp & Child – And Aesop’s Fable

How smart is your four-year-old? Not as smart as a chimp,  or maybe even Aesop’s rook. Watch these videos in the BBC News report  Spitting and Urinating Chimps ‘Replay Aesop’s Fable. 

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Can Computers Visualize? No. Not Yet

Visualization is now the hot thing in computer graphics. It is not just important in designing realistic video games etc, it is a way to encode very complex data making it comprehensible at one glance, or two.  From the many variables in global weather patterns to  the subtleties of consumer behavior,

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Upside Down And Googling for Light – Does Teaching mean Learning?

How important is Learning as opposed to Teaching?  Can we judge by Googling the two words?  I did so and counted the number of hits returned.

Bingo… The teaching establishments are catching up with us, the people.

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Plants Send SOS – And The Art of Learning

The smell of fresh cut grass means very different things to  green plants vs to us humans.

The smell comes from a class of chemicals called Green-leaf Volatiles (GLV) which can protect the plant against predators.

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Do Scientists See Art?

I examine the art piece for specific elements significant to a particular artist – brush stroke, clor, manner and favorite shapes.                                                                                    

                –  Elizabeth Kubicki, participant  in  MIT Physics  Department Hallway Art Quiz.     

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