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Common fish species has 'human' ability to learn

... first animal shown to exhibit an important human social learning strategy. The sticklebacks can compare ... these fish might have an unusually sophisticated social learning capability not yet found in other ... to people choosing the best technique through social learning and improving on it, resulting in ...

MU study finds connection between evolution, classroom learning

... understand things like facial expressions and social interactions. But a University of Missouri ... Instead, U.S. schools often use more group and social interactions to teach topics that can be ... evolved to naturally learn basic skills, like social interactions, but because of the fast expansion ...

History of hyperactivity off-base, says researcher

... presented at the Congress for the Humanities and social Sciences taking place at Ottawa's Carleton ... extended back beyond 1957, it overlooks all the social factors that contributed to the idea that ... it is a problem. "We have to look at the social and historical factors that created the idea that ...

The neurobiology of musicality related to the intrinsic attachment behavior?

... genes associated in the earlier studies with social bonding and cognitive functions. The data ... intrinsic attachment behavior. Music is social communication between individuals. Darwin ... the same phenotypic spectrum of human cognitive social skills, like human bonding and altruism both ...

Late motherhood boosts family lifespan

... female fertility, and may be more important than social and environmental factors. "If women in your ... and lived longer because of genes or because of social and environmental factors such as good nutrition ... longer lives, suggesting any environmental or social factors that influence lifespan had only a weak ...

Songbird study from CSHL, CCNY provides concrete measure of biology's impact on culture

... with their progeny, or to mimic a more natural social setting, introduced into a colony of females ... few generations. The team found that in either social setting, birds of every successive generation ... resembled the song sung by birds raised under social conditions in the wild. "What is remarkable ...

Social separation stops flu spread, but must be started soon

... Western Australia (UWA) simulated the effect of social distancing on the spread of a flu virus within a ... "Our results suggest a critical role of combined social distancing measures in the potential control of a future pandemic. Non-pharmaceutical social distancing interventions are capable of ...

First neuroimaging study examining motor execution in children with autism reveals new insights

... is at the heart of autism, it makes sense social and communication skills are greatly impaired, as ... is characterized by impaired communication and social skills, these abilities are hard for scientists ... behavior, including complex communication and social skills. Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger ...

Symposia selected for Entomological Society of America meeting

... Symposium Understanding Group-living in social Invertebrates PlantInsect Ecosystems ... Honoring Hlldobler and Wilson by Celebrating the social Insects Insect Scientist/Plant Breeder ... of the International Union for the Study of social Insects BCE Symposium: Green Pest Management ...

Beyond 'ooh-ooh, aah-aah'-- expert on monkey communication kicks off Darwin series, May 5

... present "Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a social Mind" from 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, in Room ... on Penn's biology faculty, studied communication, social behavior and cognition in chacma baboons in ... species and live in large groups of 100 where social rank is determined by a complex web of ...

Sexual harassment from males prevents female bonding, says study

... harassment on the ability of female fish to form social bonds with each other. The study focused on ... that male harassment not only breaks down female social structures but also affects females' ability to ... the effect of male sexual harassment on female social networks ...

Remembrance of things past influences how female field crickets select mates

... males for mating. The finding shows that social learning the ability to learn information from ... can change their behavior based on remembered social information. "Usually, we think of ... availability. But our research shows that the social environment animals experience is an important ...

Early isolation linked to enhanced response to cocaine

... result of a stressful early life event, such as social isolation. A new study examines the impact of social isolation on the animal's response to cocaine. The study, social Isolation During Perinatal Development Alters the ...

Early isolation linked to enhanced response to cocaine

... result of a stressful early life event, such as social isolation. A new study examines the impact of social isolation on the animal's response to cocaine. The study, social Isolation During Perinatal Development Alters the ...

LabRoots Launches Social Networking Site for Scientists & Engineers

... today the official launch of its website, a social networking site for the scientific community. ... of what the scientific community would think of a social networking platform specifically catered for ... others.   About LabRootsLabRoots is a social utility designed to network the professional ...

'Climate change: Global risks, challenges and decisions'

... climatic shifts. Key Message 2: social disruption The research community is providing ... actions increases significantly the long-term social and economic costs of both adaptation and ... opportunities. These include reducing inertia in social and economic systems; building on a growing ...

Rice psychologist explores perception of fear in human sweat

... meanings," Chen said. "They also demonstrate that social smells modulate vision in an emotion-specific way." Smell is a prevalent form of social communication in many animals, but its function ... on this topic. "The sense of smell guides our social perception when the more-dominant senses are ...

Cutting-edge amfAR grants fight HIV/AIDS in the lab and on the phone

... the work of Dr. Nyoni, that are harnessing social networking technologies to prevent the spread of ... ingredients in new microbicide products. social and behavioral - Applying social networking technologies to the prevention of HIV ...

Houseplants increase quality of life for retirement community residents

... to be two of the most accurate predictors of the social concept of "successful aging", a concept defined ... 2-hour interactive horticulture class taught by a social horticulturist and a sociologist. The residents ... classes also offered residents an opportunity for social interaction with peers and instructors. Over ...

MacArthur Foundation awards planning grant to improve decision-making in energy policy

... physical systems and human economies as well as social behavior lies at the heart of the need for this ... understanding of the technical, economic and social implications. CIM-EARTH will equip policymakers ... the last decades, models of human economic and social behavior linked with climate models have emerged ...

Honest crabs, power to the hungry, nice mice and clever meerkats: News from the American Naturalist

... SPECIALIZED ALARM CALLS Meerkats' cooperative social structure may have led them to evolve a ... area? Furrer and Manser suggest it has to do with social structure. Meerkats are highly social creatures. They coordinate their foraging ...

Researchers shed new light on connection between brain and loneliness

... social isolation affects how people behave as well as ... scans to study the connections between perceived social isolation (or loneliness) and activity in the brain. Combining fMRI scans with data relevant to social behavior is part of an emerging field examining ...

Social support during breast-feeding helps humans have more children

... than other primates, new research suggests. social support helps mothers conserve energy in a way ... research in the Brazilian Amazon suggests that social support can make a substantial difference in how ... to get pregnant. If humans mediate that, have social support, and are able to maintain or even achieve ...

2 genes influence social behavior, visual-spatial performance in people with Williams syndrome

... SALT LAKE CITYUnraveling the genetics of social behavior and cognitive abilities, researchers at ... performance while GTF2I plays a role in social behavior. These findings illuminate the most ... smaller gene deletions to study their effect on social behavior." Two genes in particular, GTF2IRD1 ...

Darwin's seminal impact on biology, anthropology, philosophy and psychology

... Montral believes in the integration of pure and social sciences. Although human beings aren't ... only shape human anatomy but also emotions and social instincts that we share with animals. social scientists, however, have remained somewhat ...

Leading research agencies announce new international competition: "The digging into data challenge"

... Foundation (NSF) from the United States, and the social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) ... into Data Challenge encourages humanities and social science research using large-scale data analysis, ... used in the sciences can improve humanities and social science scholarship. The hope of this competition ...

Mothers pass on disease clues to offspring

... determining offspring disease resistance and social dominance. The results are published in ... maternal physiology and behaviour, along with the social behaviour and immune response to disease ... and noted that aggression is associated with social dominance and territory acquisition and ...

Facial expressions of emotion are innate, not learned, says new study

... today in the Journal of Personality and social Psychology . The research suggests that facial ... how humans manage emotional displays according to social context, suggesting that the ability to regulate ... of emotion in the same way according to social context. For example, because of ...

Honey bees on cocaine dance more, changing ideas about the insect brain

... dance is also an important tool for understanding social behavior in animals in particular altruism, the ... selfish behavior eating was co-opted during social evolution to structure social behavior that is, altruistic behavior," he said. ...

How mirror neurons allow us to learn and socialize by going through the motions in the head

... of language skills, as well as being required for social skills, but the exact processes involved are only ... relationship between mirror neural networks and social cognitive tasks has been unclear, and greater ... This emerging field of mirror neurons in social cognition was discussed at a recent workshop ...

New tool could unpick complex cancer causes and help sociologists mine Facebook

... interactions that lead to cancer and also allow social scientists to mine social networking sites such as Facebook for useful ... which molecules influence one another; in the social sciences researchers would use them to ...

Siblings of mentally disabled face own lifelong challenges, according to researchers

... IQ or mental illness has on the psychological and social development of his or her siblings, especially ... among siblings of the mentally ill, but the social relationship is also important. "Our study suggests environmental and social factors also play a role in why these siblings ...

Using water to understand human society, from the industrial revolution to global trade

... a factor only just beginning to be appreciated by social scientists. The Norwegian professor, writer ... in Sicily in October, Tvedt proposed that social scientists and historians have long made a ... into account in their attempts to understand social structures. Water, according to Tvedt, is a ...

Ants may help researchers unlock mysteries of human aging process

... "Ants live exceptionally long lives, they are social creatures, and they engage in stereotypical ... that drive the changes in adaptation to specific social roles in the ant community. "I truly believe ... the genetic underlying differences in longevity, social behavior and brain aging among queen and worker ...

Fountain of Youth to be found in the anthill?

... of Life Sciences and member of the Center for social Dynamics and Complexity in ASU's College of ... and leading expert in ant communication and social organization. Liebig notes that the project ... has become the world leader in the study of social insects, and study of their levels of ...

Balance between traditional activities, tourism key to sustaining coastal Alaska communities

... tourism activity," said Cerveny, a research social scientist. "This study represents the first comprehensive investigation of the social and cultural effects of tourism in this region." ... and their relations with their natural and social environment; Nature-based tourism has resulted ...

GSA congratulates 2008 award winners

... Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and social Gerontology Presented to Anthony Ong, PhD , ... early career contributions in behavioral and social gerontology. It is given to a person from any discipline in the social sciences. The Doris Schwartz Gerontological ...

International Journal of Social Robotics debuts at Springer

... will publish the International Journal of social Robotics , an important addition to its growing ... provide an overview of the current state of the social robotics field, how the field and related ... at large. The International Journal of social Robotics will cover a broad array of topics ...

Social interactions can alter gene expression in the brain, and vice versa

... how we play with others, but recent studies of social animals (birds and bees, among others) show that ... genetic variation influences brain function and social behavior, the authors write, social information also alters gene expression in the ...

New Study Reveals the Emotional Impact and Effectiveness of Negative Campaigning

... Signal Patterns, developers of scientific-based social web applications that characterize and connect ... About Signal Patterns Signal Patterns develops social web applications that characterize and connect ... individuals, while publishers, advertisers and social networks can increase their own user engagement. ...
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