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AI-model found to recognise patients’ emotions in therapy session, including fleeting ones

An AI-driven system was found to be able to recognise facial expressions conveying emotions such as happiness and sadness, even fleeting ones, that researchers say could help support psychotherapy.The AI system that the researchers used for the study was a freely available artificial neural network trained to detect six basic emotions - happiness, surprise, anger, disgust, sadness and fear - using more than 30,000 facial photos. Artificial neural networks are a type of machine learning, a sub-field of AI, and are built…

Surges of Activity in the Dying Human Brain Could Hint at Fleeting Conscious Experiences

In their last minutes of life, some people's brains generate a surge of surprisingly organized-looking electrical activity that may reflect consciousness — although scientists aren't entirely sure.  According to new research, published Monday (May 1) in the journal PNAS, this surge can sometimes occur after a person's breathing stops but before the brain stops functioning. The activity pattern is somewhat similar to what is seen when people are awake or in dreamlike states, leading to speculation that perhaps these…

This Fleeting Ecosystem Is Magical, and You Have Probably Never Heard of It or Even Noticed It

Christopher Intagliata: Earlier this year I kept hearing that one of California’s most unusual natural wonders was sitting right outside San Diego. But when I pulled my car off the road next to a metal fence behind a landfill and recycling center, I started to have some doubts. Intagliata (tape): Hey, Chuck. Chuck Black: Yes?    Intagliata (tape): How’s it going? Black: Good, Chris. The entrance to the landfill is not the most impressive entrance to a national natural monument, but it protects it a little bit.…

Angela Bassett on her ‘new friendship’ with Austin Butler: ‘We connected in a fleeting moment’

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeAngela Bassett has shared insight into the bond she forged with Austin Butler during the 2023 film awards season. Both Bassett and Butler were in contention for major accolades in recent months, with both taking home Golden Globes for their performances in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Elvis, respectively. While repeatedly attending the same ceremonies as one another, the actors…

Dalíland trailer: Embattled star Ezra Miller makes fleeting appearance as artist alongside Ben Kingsley

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeControversial star Ezra Miller appears for just a few seconds in the trailer for Dalíland.Miller shares the role of the ubiquitous Spanish artist with Ben Kingsley who plays the surrealist in later life.“Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho), Dalíland stars Ben Kingsley as the titular Salvador Dalí, one of the most world-renowned artists of…

Sublime ‘One Fine Morning’ shows fleeting joy

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press Like most things, the title of Mia Hansen-Løve’s “One Fine Morning” sounds better in French. “Un Beau Matin” doesn’t have that same rom-commy ring. But it’s kind of nice to imagine a moviegoer, expecting a Hallmark movie, strolling instead into Hansen-Løve’s sublimely melancholic drama about the ineffable impermanence of life. For anyone, though, there’s a wistful, warm feeling when wandering into a Hansen-Løve film. Hers are delicate dramas keenly tuned to the rhythm of daily life, and…

Mura Masa: Demon Time review – fleeting dance-pop joys | Electronic music

Producer Alex Crossan, AKA Mura Masa, lived up to the “difficult second album” trope when it came to releasing 2020’s RYC. Supplanting the brash, vibrant pop that made his name on 2017’s self-titled debut, RYC was drab and moody, trading on themes of isolation, anxiety and nostalgia against a backdrop of chugging drums, post-punk guitars and plaintive vocals.After the Covid lockdowns, Crossan has thankfully found joy once more. Demon Time contains a starry roster of collaborators – singers Shygirl and Erika de Casier and…

Andrew Tuttle: Fleeting Adventure review – widescreen shimmer from the banjo wizard | Americana

The lockdown album has become something of a cliche, usually meaning a depressed, brooding affair. This fifth album from Australian banjo player-cum-sonic wizard Andrew Tuttle is reflective but never depressed – indeed, he describes it as “a reverse doomscroll” – and it brims with the sense of release and joy that comes from the tiniest escape from confinement.Entirely instrumental, it’s essentially a soundscape driven and shaped by Tuttle’s artful, melodic banjo, but set amid a widescreen wash of electronica, guitar,…

Akusmi: Fleeting Future review – minimalism meets rave pentatonics | Experimental music

Pascal Bideau is a French composer based in London who has written and arranged music for dozens of films and documentaries. He has studied Indonesian gamelan, and in his alter ego of Akusmi he explores some of the tropes of this stately, percussive ceremonial music, mixing it with minimalism, jazz and rave.Fleeting Future is rather lovely. Each piece is based around the hypnotic riffs used in gamelan, all using the pentatonic slendro scales, but Bideau orchestrates them by multitracking saxophonist Ruth Velten,…