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Roger Penrose, Quantum Mechanics, Artificial Intelligence, consciousness; neuroscience; neural correlates; AI; evolution of life; , Schrodinger Cat Paradox, mental and cognitive disorders, quantum effects , brain functions, Oxford University

Roger Penrose Institute to Form in San Diego

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A unique institute is being formed to develop and investigate the forward-thinking ideas of eminent British physicist Sir Roger Penrose. To be based in San Diego, California, with collaborations in London and Oxford in the UK, and Tucson, Arizona, the Institute will examine the interplay between quantum mechanics and general relativity and the possible implications on our understanding of consciousness.

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Tea, Aging, Ageing, neurocognitive disorders, Cohort Study

NUS Study: Daily Consumption of Tea Protects the Elderly From Cognitive Decline

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A study led by Assistant Professor Feng Lei from National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has found that regular consumption of tea lowers the risk of cognitive decline in the elderly, and this is especially so for APOE e4 gene carriers who are genetically at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Nutrition & young adults, nutrition education, Meal Perceptions, Food Choices, Nutrition Behavior, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

College Students’ Perception of Dietary Terms Could Help Nutrition Education

Researchers from the University of Hawaii and Brigham Young University set out to determine college students’ perception of the terms real meal, meal, and snack and how those perceptions might enable more effective nutrition education. The results of this study are published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

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Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Audiology, Expert

Audiologist Available to Comment on Over-the-Counter vs. Prescription Hearing Aids.

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Cognitive Science, Brain Science, Memory, Memory & Cognitive Processes, Movement, Perception, perception and cognition, Superman

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s – a Key Discovery About Human Memory

As Superman flies over the city, people on the ground famously suppose they see a bird, then a plane, and then finally realize it’s a superhero. But they haven’t just spotted the Man of Steel – they’ve experienced the ideal conditions to create a very strong memory of him.

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HIV, HIV and AIDS, Hiv Research, Neurocognitive Functioning, Nursing

Grant Supports Research of Neurocognitive Disorders Associated with HIV

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Increased longevity of those living with HIV means dealing with related health issues, including dementia and other cognition-related problems. An NIH grant supports development of interventions, treatments to improve everyday functioning, and quality of life.

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Screen Time, Pediatrics, Child Development, Child Health, Steinhardt, NYU Steinhardt, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Andrew Ribner, Television, television and children

Too Much TV Related to Drops in School Readiness, Especially Among Low-Income Children

Watching television for more than a couple of hours a day is linked to lower school readiness skills in kindergartners, particularly among children from low-income families, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Université Sainte-Anne.

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hearing and speech, Cognitive Processes, Cognition, tonal languages, Physiology, musical scales, singing development, microtuning, harmonic ratios, acoustical spacing, acoustical analysis

Study of Microtuning Suggests Musical Scales May Have Developed to Accommodate Vocal Limitations

For singers and their audiences, being “in tune” might not be as important as we think. The fact that singers fail to consistently hit the right notes may have implications for the development of musical scales as well.

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Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Smell and Taste Center, Rick Chandra, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Rhinosinusitis, Allergies, nasal polyps, Ron Eavey

New Vanderbilt Center Helps Those with Smell and Taste Disorders

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The Vanderbilt Smell and Taste Center kicked off in January with a monthly clinic designed to diagnose and begin treatment of smell and taste disorders. Rick Chandra, M.D., professor of Otolaryngology, said Vanderbilt has long treated these disorders as symptoms of other issues that bring patients here for treatment, and this clinic will focus on people with undiagnosed smell and taste issues.

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short-term memory, Rutishauser, Mamelak, Memory Disorders

Cedars-Sinai Investigators Identify Human Brain Processes Critical to Short-Term Memory

Cedars-Sinai neuroscientists have uncovered processes involved in how the human brain creates and maintains short-term memories. This study is the first clear demonstration of precisely how human brain cells work to create and recall short-term memories. Confirmation of this process and the specific brain regions involved is a critical step in developing meaningful treatments for memory disorders that affect millions of Americans.







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