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Mimicking how the brain recognizes street scenes

... To test the model, the team presented full street scenes consisting of previously unseen examples from the Street Scene Database. The model scanned the scene and, based on its supervised training, recognized the objects in the scene. The upshot is that the model learned from examples, which, according to P...

The brain's motivation station

...bjects were far more likely to remember high-value scenes than low-value scenes. Importantly, they found that the cues to the high-reward scenes that were later remembered--but not those scenes later forgotten--activated the reward areas of the ...

Scientists discover new genetic subtypes of common blood cancer

...s for Medical Science. Myeloma cells' genomes are scenes of rampant chaos: extra or missing chromosomes; pieces of broken chromosomes randomly reattached; genes that are mutated or amplified ?present in too many copies ?or are overexpressed or absent. The roles played by these myriad abnormalities in the i...

Bees solve complex colour puzzles

...sted the bees' ability to find the same flowers in scenes that were simultaneously illuminated by four differently coloured lights - UV-yellow, blue, yellow and green. To solve this puzzle, the bees had to effectively segment the scene into its different regions of illumination, and then find the correct fl...

Retina adapts to seek the unexpected, ignore the commonplace

... unusual features." While manipulating the visual scenes faced by salamanders and rabbits, Meister and coll...ovel scene was greater than sensitivity to control scenes to which the animals had already been exposed, a gap that grew gradually in the seconds after introd...

Scientists uncover new clues about brain function in human behavior

...wed the study participants pictures of threatening scenes (a burning building or a plane crash), which did n...nse to faces, the amygdala response to threatening scenes was abnormally increased in participants with Williams Syndrome (see graphic below), mirroring their...

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