Developed by an influential US psychologist, the Micro-Expressions Training Tool, or METT, inspired the hit TV show Lie to Me, is being used to train airport personnel to spot people who pose potential security risks. But a research project involving a University of Huddersfield lecturer has concluded that METT training fails to improve lie detection rates beyond levels that can be achieved by guesswork.
Researchers at Michigan State University say that true, human-level intelligence remains a long way off, but their new paper published in The American Naturalist explores how computers could begin to evolve learning in the same way as natural organisms did -- with implications for many fields, including artificial intelligence.
LSU Health New Orleans-led research reports that the key to improving community resiliency following disasters is a dynamic partnership between community-based organizations and public health agencies established pre-disaster.
A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice finds that most US physician practices and hospitals report screening patients for at least one social need, a trend that is expected to increase in the future, and that practices that care for disadvantaged patients report higher screening rates.
Conventional wisdom in the startup community is that with the right incentives, the venture can meet and exceed expectations, and a major component of this is how you structure your contracts for founders and early employees. New research has found that when it comes to those contracts, it may be less about incentive, and more about identifying the right people to incentivize.
A new study from our researchers at the universities of Bath (UK) and Stellenbosch (South Africa) focuses on language acquisition for young people in Khayelitsha near Cape Town.
Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS together with colleagues from Germany and Sweden achieved a result that seemed impossible. The researchers managed to create at ultra-high pressures a new material that preserves the structure and properties even under normal atmospheric pressure. Moreover, it turned out that it can be recreated in more "trivial" laboratory conditions via complex chemical reactions. The results of the experiment alongside with their theoretical explanation are presented in Nature Communications.
New research shows that social media's influence on voting goes beyond bots and foreign interference. A mathematical biologist from the University of Houston and his colleagues found that even subtle changes in the algorithms that determine what you see in your social media feeds can have a profound effect on voting outcomes.
Abdul Hamood, Ph.D., from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and his collaborative team investigated the feasibility of developing a topical treatment unrelated to conventional antibiotics that can be used to battle Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Their study, 'Application of Lactobacillus gasseri 63 AM supernatant to Pseudomonas aeruginosa-infected wounds prevents sepsis in murine models of thermal injury and dorsal excision,' is published in the August issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology.
'We documented that while the patient was blindfolded, she sat up straighter, and her posture was more centered,' said Dr. Chen. Further research is needed to investigate the usefulness of this type of intervention in rehabilitative care. 'It is important to look at ways to support upright and centered posture in our patients recovering from stroke,' Chen noted, 'because posture and positioning are essential to participating in many therapies and in performing activities of daily life.'