Reaching and grasping: Learning fine motor coordination changes the brain

Reaching for and grasping objects brings about changes in the connections of a certain neuronal population in the red nucleus, a region of the midbrain, now reported by researchers at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum. They have also shown how fine motor tasks promote plastic reorganization of this brain region. The results of the study have been published in Nature […]

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The digital world has divided parents and their children

Impact of digital technology on children and adults One of the world’s leading authorities on mental health of children warned now, before the consequences of the Dgitalisierung for the development of children. Through all the digital influences the relationship between adults and children is deteriorating. This impact particularly on what children actually learn from adults and parents. Peter Fonagy, a […]

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Law professor suggests a way to validate and integrate deep learning medical systems

University of Michigan professor W. Nicholson Price, who also has affiliations with Harvard Law School and the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law, suggests in a Focus piece published in Science Translational Medicine, that the time has come to set up a way to validate and integrate deep learning medical systems. He claims that the medical community is already facing […]

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Open source machine learning tool could help choose cancer drugs

The selection of a first-line chemotherapy drug to treat many types of cancer is often a clear-cut decision governed by standard-of-care protocols, but what drug should be used next if the first one fails? That’s where Georgia Institute of Technology researchers believe their new open source decision support tool could come in. Using machine learning to analyze RNA expression tied […]

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