Mice can 'warn' sons, grandsons of dangers via sperm › News in Science (ABC Science) News in Science Monday, 2 December 2013 ABC Epigenetic changes Lab mice trained to fear a particular smell can transfer the impulse to their unborn sons and grandsons through a mechanism in their sperm, a study reveals. The research claims to provide evidence for the concept of animals "inheriting" a memory of their ancestors' traumas, and responding as if they had lived the events themselves. It is the latest find in the study of epigenetics, in which environmental factors are said to cause genes to start behaving differently without any change to their underlying DNA encoding. "Knowing how ancestral experiences influence descendant generations will allow us to understand more about the development of neuropsychiatric disorders that have a transgenerational basis," says study co-author Brian Dias of the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
Navi: The Guiding Spirit The following article is a theoretical piece, so please read it with that in mind. It reflects the opinions and ideas of the author, and not Zelda Informer as a whole. This article is also part of classics month, and as such it may conflict with the recent release of Skyward Sword and Hyrule Historia.
Why Are We so Distracted All the Time? If your work depends on finding undisturbed time for deep focus and creative thinking, you know all about the modern curse of distraction. (If you’re never distracted, you’re probably a robot. Oh, and I hate you.) What you may not realize is that most of us misunderstand what distraction really is – and clearing up that confusion is an essential first step to any lasting solution. Instinctively, we divide sources of distraction into two categories. 10 Time-Tracking Apps That Will Make You More Productive In 2014 My favorite tools to keep track of my time are, honestly, pen and paper. What I lose in snazziness, I make up for in flexibility. I don’t have to turn on my computer or phone, which means I’m better about recording "off" hours. Since I’m not beholden to a spreadsheet or categories, I can describe my time however I want. However, in this age of apps, many people want something a little more fancy. Lots of businesses need to keep track of employee time, and so the time-tracking product category is pretty crowded.
The 4 types of productivity Within weeks of starting my first job out of college, I was sent to the in-house time management training program. I dutifully attended the class and used the planner they provided as instructed. But as the weeks went by, I noticed that my productivity hadn’t improved. As I looked around at my colleagues, I noticed that many of them were also struggling with the system. The reason is simple: There is no one-size-fits-all approach to productivity. Instead, we need personalized approaches. Wearable Neurocam The "neurocam" is a wearable device that can detect emotions via brainwaves, and automatically records "scenes" based on the wearer's interest level. From KurzweilAI: The algorithm is based on measures of “interest” and “like” developed by Professor Mitsukura and the neurowear team.The users interests are quantified on a range of 0 to 100. The camera automatically records five-second clips of scenes when the interest value exceeds 60, with timestamp and location, and can be replayed later and shared socially on Facebook.
RebeccaETripp This is my series, "Final Fantasy: The Psychology and Philosophy". I investigate many different aspects of the series, including the characters, the story, the music, the art, the gameplay, and much more. In these videos, I explore psychological and philosophical concepts as they apply to FF, occasionally comparing and contrasting the games with other series, such as Legend of Zelda, The Elder Scrolls, Silent Hill and many more.
Trying To Remember Multiple Things May Be The Best Way To Forget Them Leigh Wells/Ikon Images/Getty Images Our days are full of things to remember, and they don't always arrive in an orderly fashion. Perhaps you begin your commute home and remember that you need to pick up milk. But then immediately, another to-do springs to mind: You never called back your friend last week. You may try to hold both in your head, but in the end the milk, the phone call or both still sometimes fall away, forgotten. A new scientific model of forgetting is taking shape, which suggests keeping multiple memories or tasks in mind simultaneously can actually erode them.
Top 15 Time Management Apps and Tools No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. It has undoubtedly allowed us to connect, perform, improve and leverage our resources beyond what was once imaginable. We all make daily use of a wide variety of different tools and devices to make life easier and more comfortable. How many tools and apps are you currently using to optimize your time? If you are not taking advantage of the hundreds of apps and tools out there, you are certainly missing out. With so many apps to choose from, how do you know which ones to use? Injectable, Cellular-Scale Optoelectronics with Applications for Wireless Optogenetics Successful integration of advanced semiconductor devices with biological systems will accelerate basic scientific discoveries and their translation into clinical technologies. In neuroscience generally, and in optogenetics in particular, the ability to insert light sources, detectors, sensors, and other components into precise locations of the deep brain yields versatile and important capabilities. Here, we introduce an injectable class of cellular-scale optoelectronics that offers such features, with examples of unmatched operational modes in optogenetics, including completely wireless and programmed complex behavioral control over freely moving animals. The ability of these ultrathin, mechanically compliant, biocompatible devices to afford minimally invasive operation in the soft tissues of the mammalian brain foreshadow applications in other organ systems, with potential for broad utility in biomedical science and engineering.
Introduction - Final Fantasy d20 Welcome to Final Fantasy d20! In this handbook, you will find all the information needed to run a Final Fantasy d20 game, or to add Final Fantasy flavor to your normal Pathfinder campaign. The series is designed for electronic distribution, made to for modular access to the game system in PDF format that is easy to print out and use as you need them for your games. For Adults, Coloring Invites Creativity And Brings Comfort : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture In 1982, anthropologist Adrienne Zihlman, now professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, published The Human Evolution Coloring Book. Students of biological anthropology were invited to learn about DNA, genes, monkeys and apes — and the fossils, tools and evolutionary relationships of our human ancestors — by coloring in pages rife with factual information presented visually, as well as in words. A Ph.D. candidate back then, I had never encountered such an object before, with its mix of a children's activity, as I then thought coloring to be, and an adult student's science material. I learned from Zihlman's presentation. Side-by-side skeletal comparisons of the australopithecine "Lucy" and a modern chimpanzee in one case, and robust (large-boned, thick-jawed) and gracile (more slender) australopithecines in another, helped me visualize facts and concepts. I didn't color in the pictures, though.
Stay Focused With Personal Kanban Imagine a management system for your life, something that's easy to learn how to use, keeps everything organized, prevents you from multitasking, and helps you reach your goals. That's personal kanban. Although kanban is gaining popularity in for project management in office environments, people are also borrowing core ideas from it to organize aspects of their personal lives, everything from planning weddings to managing family chores. So what is personal kanban, how does it work, and what can it do for you?