Tag: "intentions" at biology news
Carnegie Mellon's Peter Adams receives EPA research grant
...As recently as May, U.S. power companies announced intentions
to build as many as 150 new generating plants fueled by coal, adding to the 645 units that produce about half the nations electricity. But these coal-fired electric plants collectively account for 67 percent of all the sulfur dioxide emissions in the...
Reading a face is tricky business
...rver to be more empathetic and sense someones true intentions
or motivation, said Paller. Valuable as this ability may be, when someone is paying you a compliment it is sometimes better to take it at face value rather than read more into it....
Study of underground lakes in Antarctica could be critical, prof says
... Russian Antarctic Expedition have announced their intentions
to penetrate Lake Vostok during the coming Antarctic field season. These lakes were rediscovered within the past 10 years or so, but no one yet has penetrated them and we want to make sure that the research is done properly and adheres to the highe...
How dogs don't ape
...ligence is our ability to understand the goals and intentions
of others. This ability develops gradually during infancy, and the extent to which it is present in other animals is an intriguing question. New research by Friederike Range and Ludwig Huber, of the University of Vienna, and Zsofia Viranyi, of the ...
Man's best friend lends insight into human evolution
Flexibly drawing inferences about the intentions
of other individuals in order to cooperate in complex tasks is a basic part of everyday life that we humans take for granted. But, according to evolutionary psychologist Brian Hare at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, this ability is present in ot...
New research finds that a natural family planning method is as effective as the contraceptive pill
...nancies, classifying them according to the couples intentions
before conception. The researchers selected data...ecorded their sexual behaviour and family planning intentions
for the next cycle. Of the 900 women, 322 used only STM and 509 women used STM with occasional bar...
Spelling out cancer on the nanoscale
Tumors start small and stay quiet, yet their intentions
are clearly spelled out internally, if we could only read them. No matter how small, every tumor reveals its identity in tiny amounts of abnormally expressed proteins called oncoproteins. Being able to read trace oncoprotein levels from early-stage t...
What does the public really know about HPV?
...se vaccinated. The survey was then given to gauge intentions
toward vaccination. It was completed by 635 adult...the vaccine was presented greatly affected women's intentions
to vaccinate. When women read that the vaccine protects only against cervical cancer, 63 percent in...
You can't scare people into getting fit or going green
...peoples own ability to reach their goals, people's intentions
or decisions to act in a particular fashion will b...asure the true extent of any changes in subsequent intentions
and behaviour. The research project, 'Does changing attitudes, norms or self-efficacy change inten...
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
...l processors and monitors. Converting digitized intentions
into meaningful action, however, is not simple. Active neurons fire between 20 and 200 times a second and they work in teams. Although scientists have long been able to eavesdrop on individual nerve cells, before 1996 no one had developed a reliab...
Face perception is modulated by sexual orientation
...ommunication requires the accurate analysis of the intentions
of other individuals. To this end, men and women likely adopt strategies of "face reading" in order to successfully interact with potential sexual partners. Thus, it is reasonable to assume differential patterns of activation in the hetero- and homos...
Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say
...or the long-term," says Dr. Hall. "Armed with good intentions
and awash with money, but without clear co-ordination and a coherent strategy, many of the rehabilitation efforts will fail," says the WorldFish analysis. "Worse still, they may imperil the longer term livelihoods of the communities they are seeking...
Penicillin, amoxicillin: Step aside for strep throat treatment
...e the child finishes all the medications. The good intentions
directly lead to children becoming sick on and off for weeks or months, as the strep germ isn't quite killed off but instead lingers in the child's body. The children also become vulnerable to much more severe infections that will demand the use of e...
Swedish researchers warn university students face infertility
...ers from Uppsala University investigated students' intentions
and attitudes towards parenthood and their knowledge of age-related decline in female fertility. Responses from a survey of 222 women and 179 men selected randomly from students enrolled in degree programmes showed that 97% of the men and 96% of the ...
What we cannot do ourselves, we cannot understand in others
...we imagine what other people are thinking, or what intentions
they have? Psychologists and neuroscientists trace...tly plays a role in our intuitive knowledge of the intentions
of other people. In this way, we can predict not only the consequences of other people's actions, bu...
Extravagant but worthless gifts help a guy get the girl
...blem. A costly gift signals the man has long-term intentions
but by being worthless to the woman, gold-diggers are deterred. The researchers also show that a modified form of the model may apply to species where males do not help to raise the young. Dr Peter Sozou, of UCL's Centre for Mathematics and Physics i...
Autism linked to mirror neuron dysfunction
...te and learn from others' actions, or decode their intentions
and empathize with their pain. Because autism is characterized, in part, by deficits in exactly these sorts of social interaction and communication skills, previous research has suggested that a dysfunctional mirror neuron system may explain the obs...
Reassuring findings from first study on sperm donor identification
...'s doorstep is inaccurate and does not reflect the intentions
of the actual youths going through the identity-release process." Dr Scheib said that the practice of open-identity sperm donation was still in its infancy and it would be appropriate to replicate the study with a bigger sample. The research team now...