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21. Aug 2019

August 12, 2019
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How the Brain Finds Meaning in Metaphor

UA researcher Vicky Lai studies how the brain processes different types of language, including metaphors.

You can grasp a hand. You can also grasp a concept.

One is literal. One is metaphorical. Our brains know the difference, but would we be able to understand the latter without the former? Continue Reading →

August 10, 2019
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Wie Galaxien in Haufen ihr Gas verlieren

Internationales ForscherInnenteam untersucht den Gasverlust von Galaxien im Sternbild Virgo

Galaxienhaufen stellen im Universum die größte Masseansammlung dar. Mit ihren 1.000- bis 10.000-fach größeren Massen als jene der Milchstraße ziehen diese auch heute noch Materie ihrer Umgebung an. In der Folge stürzen Galaxien als Gruppen oder einzeln sowie Gas in den Gravitationstrog eines Haufens. Continue Reading →

August 9, 2019
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Reading to children

Smart’ technology is no substitute for a living, breathing adult, says UD researcher

In the eyes of a child who is learning how to read, touchscreen tablets and “smart” technology are no substitute for a living, breathing adult. At least, that’s according to new research by University of Delaware doctoral student Daniela Avelar. Continue Reading →

August 7, 2019
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MU study finds eating breakfast with parents is associated with positive body image for teenagers

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Parents hoping to raise teenagers with positive body image might just find helpful tools in the kitchen every morning. A new study from the University of Missouri says consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents. Continue Reading →

August 7, 2019
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Archäologie: Was die Kelten tranken

Eine neue Studie deckt die kulinarischen Gewohnheiten der Kelten auf und zeigt, was vor 2600 Jahren auf dem Speiseplan stand.

Neue Einblicke in den Speiseplan der Kelten: Einem internationalen Team von Forschern angeführt von der LMU und der Universität Tübingen ist es gelungen, die Ess- und Trinkgewohnheiten der Kelten aufzudecken, die im ersten Jahrtausend vor Christus Mitteleuropa besiedelten. Continue Reading →

August 6, 2019
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Listening to survivors of sexual assault

Wallenberg fellow to follow survivors in Ethiopia on their journey for justice

ANN ARBOR — Carly Marten was in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, for a summer project last year when she decided to attend a feminist film festival. Continue Reading →

August 4, 2019
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Sechs an einer Hand

Ein angeborener zusätzlicher Finger bringt motorische Vorteile

Menschen mit Polydaktylie besitzen von Geburt an mehr als die üblichen fünf Finger oder Zehen an Händen oder Füßen. Welche Bewegungsfertigkeiten besitzen Menschen mit Polydaktylie und wie sehen deren sensomotorische Hirnregionen aus? Continue Reading →

August 3, 2019
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Human Capital Benefits of Military Boost Economy by Billions

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that U.S. government spending on military personnel has a positive impact on the nation’s human capital – essentially improving the American workforce. Using a new computer model, the study estimates the economic impact of this human capital improvement to be $89.8 billion for 2019 alone. Continue Reading →