Tag: "elicit" at biology news
Chemical analysis of mushrooms shows their nutritional benefits
... components are considered prebiotics in that they elicit
growth of healthful bacteria in the colon. Raw, immature portabellas had a total oligosaccharide concentration of 5,272 micrograms per gram (ug/g). Also found to have more than 1,000 ug/g were raw, mature portabellas and cooked, immature crimini. Non...
Bird brains show how trial and error may contribute to learning
...trigger stimulations to LMAN at precise moments to elicit
measurable effects on a predetermined syllable, song after song. The researchers found that different areas of LMAN tuned the same note in different directions, one area raising the pitch of a certain note and another area lowering its frequency. The...
Researchers find new genes necessary to make embryo
...enetrance" whereby the same genetic mutations may elicit
different results in different individuals. "The results from the analyses of genes showing partial penetrance suggest the possibility of a general architectural motif in genetic networks," said Fabio Piano, an NYU biologist and lead author of the ...
Drilled shells show extinction's lasting effects
...lling. "They have the same gene pool, but you can elicit
different behaviorsdepending on the competitive environment," Vermeij said. A severe but regional extinction event at the end of the PlioceneEpoch 1.7 million years ago seems to have tilted the balance fromhigh competition to low competition, accord...
Where the brain harbors unconscious fears
...searchers simply showed the subjects the faces. To elicit
unconscious processing, the researchers briefly presented a fearful face, followed quickly by a neutral face--a widely used technique called "backward masking." The researchers found that conscious processing of the fearful stimuli triggered higher a...
Genetic influences on taste perception of alcohol may influence alcohol intake
...g alcoholic beverages, because alcoholic beverages elicit
more negative, such as bitterness or irritation, and less positive, such as sweetness, oral sensations." Study participants (53 females, 31 males), primarily light and moderate drinkers, rated the bitterness of five PROP concentrations (0.032 - 3.2 m...
My favourite aunt is purple
... Words associated with positive emotions tended to elicit
pink, orange, yellow, and green, whereas words associated with negative emotions triggered brown, grey, and black. Whilst it is quite common to describe people or emotions metaphorically in terms of colours, GW actually reported vividly seeing t...
Where in the brain decisions are made
...loped a computer "opponent"--a program designed to elicit
the same mixed strategy. They tested the computer ...analyze their responses and vary the parameters to elicit
the same strategy. The researchers determined that the monkeys adopted the same strategy as humans--...
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