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Social media posts may be viewed differently by others compared to how users perceive themselves

A simulated example of the multimedia and text versions of a Facebook status update in the study. Photos from pexels.com. Credit: Wang et al., 2023, PLOS ONE, CC-BY 4.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) In a new study, viewers of Facebook users' posts came away with perceptions of the users that differed from the users' own self-perceptions. Qi Wang and colleagues at Cornell University, New York, US, present these findings…

How different cultures perceive time

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Imagine the future. Where is it for you? Do you see yourself striding towards it? Perhaps it's behind you. Maybe it's even above you. And what about the past? Do you imagine looking over your shoulder to see it? How you answer these questions will depend on who you are and where you come from. The

This Blind Fish Lives in Darkness, But Somehow It Can Still Perceive Light : ScienceAlert

A blind fish living within a Mexican cave system's deep, enduring darkness still retains some ability to sense light.As the cavefish no longer seem to rely on an internal daily cycle and some sleep very little, University College London marine biologist Inga Steindal and colleagues were keen to see if their bodies can still regulate cyclically through time.Most animals on Earth have an internal clock for this, the circadian rhythm that uses light levels to synchronize our bodies to our planet's day and night cycles. This…

Dogs’ brains perceive faces and bodies just like human brains do

Reading someone’s facial expressions or body posture is important for understanding their personality, emotions, motivations, or intent. But what about dogs? Can they draw information from faces and bodies like we do? A new study has provided the answer.Previous research has determined that an area of our brains – the temporal lobe – is dedicated to perceiving others and that adjacent areas specialize in interpreting faces and bodies. The same is true of primates. However, research on how other animals differentiate…

Duke Nukem existed before he could perceive three dimensions

The Nukem Paradox I simultaneously subscribe to two opposing beliefs about Duke Nukem. The first is that, anecdotally, many people don’t recall or even realize that there were two games starring the character before Duke Nukem 3D. The second is that everyone who owned a capable PC in the early 90s played Duke’s first adventures. In either case, Duke Nukem 3D greatly overshadowed the games that came before it. Apogee’s shareware distribution model meant that the first episode of many of their games were completely free.…

Scientists Discover a Subtle Difference in How Monkeys Perceive The World : ScienceAlert

New research has uncovered an intriguing advantage human vision has over that of our monkey cousins. Thanks to small differences in the structure of the retina, our eyes are able to perceive a greater range of blue tones.The findings, reported by researchers from the University of Washington, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Sydney, shed light on how human beings have evolved since diverging from ancient monkey lineages some 25 million years ago."Here, we compare the synaptic connectome for a…

Older adults perceive AI as more human-like than younger adults: Study

Artificial Intelligence is becoming more prevalent in our daily lives. While these technologies primarily assist us, they may sometimes be utilised in negative ways, such as in fraudulent or scam calls, thus we must be able to recognise them.According to a recent Baycrest study, older persons tend to be less capable than their younger counterparts to distinguish between computer-generated (AI) speech and human speech. "Findings from this study on computer-generated AI speech suggest that older adults may be at a higher…

Ewan McGregor Teases Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Future as the ‘Star Wars’ Folk Prove They Have No Idea How Fans Perceive the Sequels

Image via Lucasfilm The sci-fi world is rumbling under more than a dozen Star Wars news stories that highlight the space saga’s uncertain future, and though some of them might get your geek blood pumping due to years of silence on the cinematic front, it’s becoming increasingly evident that Lucasfilm doesn’t understand what the fandom wants out of the galaxy far, far away experience. Meanwhile, Ewan McGregor — one of the few discernibly positive forces behind the franchise at the moment — has just teased Obi-Wan…

How AI can help autonomous vehicles perceive objects, Auto News, ET Auto

Autonomous driving relies on processes and technologies of artificial intelligence (AI).Autonomous vehicles will soon rule our streets, weaving in and out of traffic including buses, trains, and people. Such autonomous robots are currently capable of navigating across metropolitan areas utilizing 2D or 3D maps, for example. Volker Lang identifies the issue for traffic safety in the chapter on Artificial Intelligence in the book Digital Competence and claims that not even "knowledge of all the traffic regulations and maps…

The Brain’s Ability To Perceive Space Expands

New experiences are absorbed into neural representations over time, symbolized here by a hyperboloid hourglass. Credit: Salk InstituteResearchers at Salk Institute discovered that the neural networks responsible for spatial perception change in a non-linear fashion and could have implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as <span class="glossaryLink" aria-describedby="tt" data-cmtooltip="<div class=glossaryItemTitle>Alzheimer’s</div><div…