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January 26, 2016
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Feedback in Echtzeit

An der Universität Freiburg entwickelte Software erfasst Zuschauerreaktionen auf Fernsehdebatten Mit einem an der Universität Freiburg entwickelten Analysetool können Zuschauerinnen und Zuschauer im Fernsehen übertragene Debatten von Politikerinnen und Politikern in Echtzeit bewerten. Ein Team um Prof. Dr. Uwe Wagschal … Continue reading

July 14, 2014
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Victims want to change, not just punish, offenders

Revenge is a dish best served with a side of change. A series of experiments conducted by researchers affiliated with Princeton University has found that punishment is only satisfying to victims if the offenders change their attitude as a result … Continue reading

February 1, 2014
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Mysteries of neuroscience

What we don’t know: Neuroscience research at CMHC The third floor of the CMHC houses the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU), an inpatient and outpatient research facility. It’s an honor to be asked to start a dialogue with you about … Continue reading

December 31, 2013
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Smartphone as mentor: How tech could change behavior

ANN ARBOR — Funneling a steady stream of diversions straight to your pocket, smartphones are often cast as the ultimate distractors. But a University of Michigan engineering professor sees potential for them to be something quite the opposite. What if … Continue reading

March 2, 2013
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Songbirds’ Brains Coordinate Singing with Intricate Timing, Study Shows

Research may help explain how human brain governs speech As a bird sings, some neurons in its brain prepare to make the next sounds while others are synchronized with the current notes—a coordination of physical actions and brain activity that … Continue reading

February 26, 2013
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‘Most Verbose’: Meet Microsoft’s Original MVP

Twenty years ago, Calvin Hsia created a list of the “Most Verbose People” on a CompuServe forum that became Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional program. REDMOND, Wash. – It’s 1993, and you need technical support. Who you gonna call? Most techies … Continue reading

December 26, 2012
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Experiencing Discrimination Increases Risk-Taking, Anger, and Vigilance

Experiencing rejection not only affects how we think and feel — over the long-term it can also influence our physical and mental health. New research suggests that when rejection comes in the form of discrimination, people respond with a pattern … Continue reading