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Aug 3, 2021

Learning Foreign Languages Can Affect the Processing of Music in the Brain

Posted by in categories: media & arts, neuroscience

Summary: Learning a new language can affect musical processing in children, researchers report. Findings support the theory that musical and linguistic functions are closely linked in the developing brain.

Source: University of Helsinki.

Research has shown that a music-related hobby boosts language skills and affects the processing of speech in the brain. According to a new study, the reverse also happens—learning foreign languages can affect the processing of music in the brain.

Jul 30, 2021

Barry Dean, CEO, LUCI — Making Power Wheelchairs Smarter

Posted by in categories: education, media & arts, security

Making Power Wheelchair Technologies “Smarter” — Barry Dean, CEO, LUCI


Barry Dean is an award-winning songwriter turned smart wheelchair technology company founder.

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Jul 26, 2021

‘Holy moly!’: Inside Texas’ fight against a ransomware hack

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government, media & arts, mobile phones

DALLAS (AP) — It was the start of a steamy Friday two Augusts ago when Jason Whisler settled in for a working breakfast at the Coffee Ranch restaurant in the Texas Panhandle city of Borger. The most pressing agenda item for city officials that morning: planning for a country music concert and anniversary event.

Then Whisler’s phone rang. Borger’s computer system had been hacked.

Workers were frozen out of files. Printers spewed out demands for money. Over the next several days, residents couldn’t pay water bills, the government couldn’t process payroll, police officers couldn’t retrieve certain records. Across Texas, similar scenes played out in nearly two dozen communities hit by a cyberattack officials ultimately tied to a Russia-based criminal syndicate.

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Jul 23, 2021

Music activates certain regions in your brain

Posted by in categories: media & arts, neuroscience

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Jul 21, 2021

Clinical Trial: Does Plasma Dilution Delay Aging? | Lifespan News Extra

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, media & arts

The human trial of plasma dilution started in Russia last week. The lead researcher is checking how the biomarkers of aging will change in response to 110% plasma replacement during the therapy, and the difference between the group with albumin addition and without albumin. The trial is open to both Russian citizens and people from other countries. It is a hybrid model where part of the expenditures is paid by the volunteers, and part is provided by the patron of the research. This model allowed to get the trial started in record time — less than 9 months from conception to the start date.

The research group wants to test plasmapheresis in combination with other longevity therapies next to see if plasma dilution prior to the other therapy can enhance the results.

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Jul 21, 2021

Making Music With a Laser Engraver

Posted by in category: media & arts

Who knew you could make music… with LASERS 🤯.

Jul 21, 2021

Our Theory Of Aging & Blood Dilution w/ Saline & Albumin | Drs. Irina & Mike Conboy Interview Ep 1

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, life extension, media & arts

In this video, Drs Irina and Mike Conboy talk about their theory of why we age and introduce Neutral Blood Exchange, which came from their original parabiosis experiments documented in a 2005 paper.

Our guests today are Drs. Irina and Michael Conboy of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California Berkeley. their discovery of the rejuvenating effects of young blood through parabiosis in a seminal paper published in Nature in 2005 paved the way for a thriving field of rejuvenation biology. The Conboy lab currently focuses on broad rejuvenation of tissue maintenance and repair, stem cell niche engineering, elucidating the mechanisms underlying muscle stem cell aging, directed organogenesis, and making CRISPR a therapeutic reality.

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Jul 21, 2021

For World Music Day, let’s take a listen to the Cat’s Eye Nebula, featuring data from the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory

Posted by in categories: media & arts, space

The radar-like scan moves clockwise emanating from the center point to produce pitch. Light that is further from the center is heard as higher pitches while brighter light is louder. The X-rays are represented by a harsher sound, while the visible-light data sound smoother.

Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds.

Jul 14, 2021

Neuroscientists assess the impact of a short-term musical training on implicit emotion regulation

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, media & arts, neuroscience

Emotion regulation is an essential aspect of mental health and wellbeing. In fact, past studies have found associations between poor emotion regulation and several psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

During their everyday life, humans can regulate their negative emotions in different ways, most of which do not require any conscious cognitive engagement. For instance, they might take a bath, step outside for fresh air or listen to .

Researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and University Hospital Aachen, Germany have recently carried out a study aimed at investigating the effects of a short-term on implicit emotion regulation. Their paper, published in BMC Neuroscience, specifically examined whether musical training helped people to reduce the negative emotions elicited by unpleasant or disgusting odors.

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Jul 12, 2021

Need a Soundtrack for Your YouTube Video? Ask an AI Composer

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI

A new music creation plug-in uses machine intelligence to compose songs on the fly that match the visual tone and rhythm of creators’ videos.

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