Navigation Links
It takes two: Brains come wired for cooperation, neuroscientist asserts
Date:11/3/2011

When Nancy Grace and her partner danced a lively rumba to Spandau Ballet's 1980's hit, "True," on a recent "Dancing with the Stars," more was going on in the legal commentator's brain than worry over a possible wardrobe malfunction.

Deep in Grace's cortex, millions of neurons were hard at work doing what they apparently had been built to do: act and react to partner Tristan MacManus's movements to create a pas de deux that had the dancers functioning together (for the most part) like a well-oiled machine.

That is because the brain was built for cooperative activity, whether it be dancing on a television reality show, constructing a skyscraper or working in an office, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins behavioral neuroscientist Eric Fortune and published in the Nov. 4 issue of the journal Science.

"What we learned is that when it comes to the brain and cooperation, the whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts," said Fortune, of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the university's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. "We found that the brain of each individual participant prefers the combined activity over his or her own part."

In addition to shedding light on ourselves as social and cooperative beings, the results have important implications for engineers who want to be able to program autonomous robots to work effectively as teams in settings such as bomb squads and combat.

But Fortune's work didn't involve androids or take place on a battlefield. Instead, he and his team took to the cloud forests of Ecuador, on the slopes of the active Antisana Volcano. Why? It's one of the only places in the world where you can find plain-tailed wrens. These chubby-breasted rust-and-gray birds, who don't fly so much as hop and flit through the area's bamboo thickets, are famous for their unusual duets. Their songs -- sung by one male and one female -- take an ABCD form, with
'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa DeNike
Lde@jhu.edu
443-287-9960
Johns Hopkins University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Bioniche Achieves Two Additional Milestones Under Licensing Agreement; Endo Takes up Global Rights
2. AntiBiggestLoser.com; New Blog Takes Aim at Worldwide Reality TV Show, "The Biggest Loser"
3. USA's Greatest Speed Skater Takes His Medical Practice to the Cutting Edge
4. Global Nutrition Firm Takes Dose of SonicWALL to Boost Network Health
5. Students Run LA Takes 40,000 Students Across the Marathon Finish Line Over Past 21 Years
6. Where Cancer Treatment Takes Place May Influence Outcome
7. MVP Health Care Takes KidPower Youth Sports Program to Facebook
8. It Takes a Village to Help Babies Sleep Safely
9. Pediatric personalized medicine takes center stage at first-of-its-kind international conference
10. Cambodia takes action in fight against substandard and counterfeit medicines
11. Internet Sweepstakes Cafe's…Already Causing Impact on Gambling Problems in Florida
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
It takes two: Brains come wired for cooperation, neuroscientist asserts
(Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 The ... a value of $5,632.8 million by 2019, at ... of 2014 to 2019. , Browse through the ... analysis of industry trends and segments, with the ... , Phthalic Anhydride (PA) is a derivative ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 Dr. Christopher Asandra, M.D., Founder ... today lamented the FDA’s recent decision to issue ... He argued that FDA’s conclusions are not supported by ... suffer from testosterone deficiency. , “The FDA appears to ... replacement therapy,” said Dr. Asandra. “There is not nearly ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 04, 2015 FDA’s New Inspection Approach:, ... Webinar**, March 24, 2015 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 ... know within four hours of an inspection whether a ... on their “good” list, they’ll merely ask for reassurance ... is on the “bad” list, the manufacturer must get ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 Smokers across ... marketing campaign called 'We Love Smokers' from Aqua-Tine, the ... tobacco. , "It’s important to establish a clear ... to it. Our idea, 'We Love Smokers' elevates the ... of view. We created a bold tone of voice ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... March 04, 2015 More than a ... risks potentially associated with low testosterone treatments ( http://www.testosteronelawsuithub.com/ ... that it will now require manufacturers to warn patients ... for heart attacks and strokes. In a Drug ... also stated that it was requiring testosterone manufacturers to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Asia-Pacific Ohthalic Anhydride Market is Estimated to Reach $5,632.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:The Asia-Pacific Ohthalic Anhydride Market is Estimated to Reach $5,632.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:NuMale’s Dr. Christopher Asandra: FDA Suffering from “Premature Equivocation” on Issue of Testosterone and Risks 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: FDA’s New Inspection Approach: What Your Inspector Knows in Four Hours Webinar, March 24, 2015 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: FDA’s New Inspection Approach: What Your Inspector Knows in Four Hours Webinar, March 24, 2015 3Health News:FDAnews Announces: FDA’s New Inspection Approach: What Your Inspector Knows in Four Hours Webinar, March 24, 2015 4Health News:The Brand Behind The Bold and Provocative Ad Campaign 'We Love Smokers' 2Health News:The Brand Behind The Bold and Provocative Ad Campaign 'We Love Smokers' 3Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on FDA Mandate For New Cardiovascular Warnings on Low T Therapy Drugs 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on FDA Mandate For New Cardiovascular Warnings on Low T Therapy Drugs 3Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on FDA Mandate For New Cardiovascular Warnings on Low T Therapy Drugs 4
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- At ... her back and leg. An Army captain, helicopter pilot and ... But as her Iraq deployment continued, the pain ... stabbed. She could hardly sit, stand or walk, let alone ...
... A mechanism that regulates stem-cell differentiation in mice ... degenerative disease in humans, according to a Penn ... involved manipulating a protein called STAT3 that signals ... a specialized type of cell or self-renew and ...
... the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have awarded 10 ... to contribute to the field of public health ... receive $1,000 for registration and travel to attend ... Group Annual Meeting, June 27-June 30, 2010, in ...
... SALT LAKE CITY Using an experimental mouse model ... that adding antioxidant therapy to traditional antimalarial treatment may ... were published online June 24, 2010, in the journal ... by parasites that invade liver and red blood cells, ...
... America (GSA) the nation,s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted ... Fung, PhD, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong ... Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social ... early career contributions in behavioral and social gerontology. ...
... ENT and ... “Holes in My Shoes.” The film made its broadcast premier last Holiday Season on ... at 10pm. , ... (Vocus) June 25, 2010 -- ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) is proud to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Chronic Pain Often Follows U.S. Soldiers Home: Study 2Health News:Chronic Pain Often Follows U.S. Soldiers Home: Study 3Health News:Mechanism that may trigger degenerative disease identified 2Health News:Antioxidants may help prevent malaria complicaton that leads to learning impairment 2Health News:Antioxidants may help prevent malaria complicaton that leads to learning impairment 3Health News:Fung to receive GSA's 2010 Baltes Foundation Award 2Health News:ENT and Allergy Associates Sponsors Award Winning PBS Documentary 2
(Date:3/4/2015)... , March 4, 2015 Aethlon Medical, Inc. ... address infectious diseases and cancer, today announced that ... to present a corporate overview at the 27th Annual ... Hotel in Laguna Niguel, California . ... ( http://www.roth.com/main/page.aspx?PageID=7207 ). A live webcast of ...
(Date:3/4/2015)...  Kannalife Sciences, Inc. ("Kannalife") announces that Dr. ... Board to assist the Company in the advancement of ... cannabinoid therapeutics for the treatment of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy ... conducting the full autopsy of Mike Webster , ... Pittsburgh Steelers. It was through his examination of ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... March 4, 2015  Heska Corporation (Nasdaq: ... You to Join Its Fourth Quarter and Year End ... 2015 @ 9:00 a.m. (MST) / 11:00 a.m. (EST)Where: ... 2014 Earnings Call link on the front page of ... to the web at the address above.  Alternatively, you ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aethlon Medical to Present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference 2Kannalife Sciences, Inc. Announces the Addition of Dr. Bennet Omalu, Renowned Pathologist and Founder of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, to its Scientific Advisory Board 2Kannalife Sciences, Inc. Announces the Addition of Dr. Bennet Omalu, Renowned Pathologist and Founder of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, to its Scientific Advisory Board 3Webcast Alert: Heska Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Earnings Conference Call Webcast 2
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kosan,Biosciences Incorporated announced data will be ... its Hsp90,inhibitor, epothilone and nuclear export inhibitor programs, ... for Cancer Research,(AACR), being held in Los Angeles, ... programs are as follows. The,location for all poster ...
... April 10, 2007--In a study appearing in the ... by the,National Institutes of Healths National Institute of ... a,connection between a specific gene and the inflammatory ... of autoimmune,diseases. , Vitiligo is a chronic condition ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Kosan Announces Data Presentations at Upcoming AACR Annual Meeting 2Kosan Announces Data Presentations at Upcoming AACR Annual Meeting 3Scientists Implicate Gene in Vitiligo and Other Autoimmune Diseases 2Scientists Implicate Gene in Vitiligo and Other Autoimmune Diseases 3
The cardiac blanket is pre-positioned at the waist during prep, unrolled upon closure of the saphenous vein graft incision, and inflated post-bypass....
The adult blanket provides full coverage for patients of all sizes. The generous size and versatility of these blankets include extra material for the shoulders and feet. The foot drape also reduces ...
The cath lab blanket, designed for use in the Cardiac Cath Lab, surrounds the patient with warm air and allows unrestricted access to the femoral artery....
The Bair Hugger outpatient blanket makes it easy to give your patients the benefit of prewarming and enhance patient comfort during outpatient procedures....
Medicine Products: