Tag: "impressions" at biology news
Where in the brain decisions are made
...t ask nonhuman primates to report their subjective impressions
of the decision-making process during these experiments, the data described here may still shed light on the mechanisms of human voluntary decision making," wrote the researchers. "The neural data presented here suggest that the neurons of area LIP e...
New DNA repair enzyme makes mistakes to save lives of cells
...nalyses and structural studies to determine if our impressions
are correct," said Mineaki Seki, Ph.D., research associate in the basic research division at UPCI and the paper's first author. Additional studies also will provide researchers with more insight into POL-Q's role in preserving the integrity of the g...
BioMed Central announces publishing partnership with The Scientist magazine
...on registrants, and receives over 2.5 million page impressions
a month. This highly acclaimed magazine features content essential for all working life scientists. Sections include Breaking news, Highlights from the research literature, Research features, Technology Overviews, Business coverage and Opinion and Vi...
'Hobbit' fossil likely represents new branch on human family tree
...ssilized skull, but the living brain makes lasting impressions
on the interior of the skull that can be used to i... some aspects of brain structure. "We can analyze impressions
inside the skull to suggest a positive -- that a particular brain structure was there -- but they ca...
Breakthrough: Scientists create world's tiniest organic particles
...ate University," DeSimone said. "From that we make impressions
with what we call liquid Teflon, and the resulting molds look something like ice cube trays with tiny cavities in them. After that, we mold the carrier and fragile functional materials into whatever particles we want and gently wash them off the mold...
Virginia Tech, Nanjing Institute researchers discover half-billion year-old fossils
...ested in ancient life have a wealth of fossils and impressions
frozen in rocks that they can study from as far back as 540 million years ago when animals with shells and bones began to become plentiful. But evidence of complex life older than 540 million years is scant and difficult to study. Now, a research te...
Early California: A killing field
...ut now, Faaborg writes, "We need to reconsider our impressions
about human impacts on bird populations in the distant past. Jack Broughton makes an excellent case that native peoples living in the San Francisco Bay area harvested enough birds to deplete populations and even cause some local extinction, perhaps a...
More carbon dioxide may help some trees weather ice storms
...the test site and participated in the study. "My impressions
were absolutely wrong," he said. "Instead of increasing the sensitivity to ice-storm damage, carbon dioxide decreased the sensitivity." The researchers reported the findings August 8, 2006, in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The first author o...
Snap judgments decide a face's character, psychologist finds
...decisions quickly, especially those based on first impressions
made in the "blink" of an eye. Gladwell, who is of...s findings do not imply, however, that quick first impressions
cannot be overcome by the rational mind. "As time passes and you get to know people, you, of cour...
Scientists find lamprey a 'living fossil'
...ibs. So if a fossil site is discovered that yields impressions
of the delicate remains of these animals, then this site needs to be explored thoroughly for other examples of exceptional preservation." The scientists will continue to sort through much of the indeterminate material that is emerging from the ongoi...
Origins of life
...m skeletons and when this process leaving lasting impressions
of historical biological data first began."...
Learning during sleep?
...s the best approach so far. This states that fresh impressions
are first stored as short-term memories in the hippocampus. They are then said to move within hours or a few days - usually during deep sleep - into the cerebral cortex where they enter long-term memory. Investigations by Thomas Hahn, Mayank Mehta an...
Exploring polar regions, understanding climate
...outh painting competition on the theme "Childrens impressions
of polar regions of the earth" will be announced. ...f the painting competition on the theme "Childrens impressions
of polar regions of the earth" will be announced at the opening ceremony. Many of the entries will ...
AAAS, National School Boards Asso. join in historic effort to improve science, math & tech education
...Public Agendas preliminary findings run counter to impressions
created in the high-profile conflicts over teaching evolution in public schools that have played out in the Kansas State Board of Education and in local school boards in Dover, Pa., Grantsburg, Wis., and other communities. But the interest of the Kan...
How to look at dinosaur tracks
... details of the foot, such as number of digits and impressions
of claws. However, the true tracks may be filled with sediment or the original tracked surface may have eroded away. In the latter case, erosion may expose prominent layers of concentric circles extending from the former location of the true track...