Chimpanzee intelligence determined by genes
A chimpanzee's intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study.
IBM to spend $3 bn aiming for computer chip breakthrough
IBM announced plans to pump $3 billion into an overhaul of computer chip technology to better meet modern demands of "Big Data" and computing pushed to the Internet "cloud."
Research shows bees might create cognitive maps
When it comes to numbers, culture counts
American children learn the meanings of number words gradually: First they understand "one," then they add "two, "three," and "four," in sequence. At that point, however, a dramatic shift in understanding ...
Researchers develop 'personalized advantage index,' a new decision-making tool
One of the primary social motivations for scientific research is the ability to make better decisions based on the results. But whether it is deciding what material to use in making a solar panel, what antibiotic to use on ...
Computer maps 21 distinct emotional expressions—even 'happily disgusted'
Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions—even expressions for complex or seemingly contradictory emotions such as "happily disgusted" ...
Monkeys also believe in winning streaks, study shows
Humans have a well-documented tendency to see winning and losing streaks in situations that, in fact, are random. But scientists disagree about whether the "hot-hand bias" is a cultural artifact picked up ...
Simple changes to homework improved student learning
A new study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn more effectively.
IBM partners with universities on Watson projects
Watson is going to college. Students at seven of the country's top computer science universities will get a chance to try out IBM's famous cognitive computing system as part of new classes set for next fall.
Evolutionary roots of self control: Study of 13 primate species links 'intertemporal choice' to natural selection
A chimpanzee will wait more than two minutes to eat six grapes, but a black lemur would rather eat two grapes now than wait any longer than 15 seconds for a bigger serving.
South By Southwest: Secrets, spying, chef Watson
FOMO —or the fear of missing out— is a common complaint at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas each year.
Hire like Google? For most companies, that's a bad idea
Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that ...
Can monogamy undermine intelligence?
Yes. At least over 100 generations in Drosophila melanogaster vinegar flies.
Everyday travel and the cognitive map
Do you have a special way of getting to work or to a favorite restaurant? If so, then your cognitive map is doing its job.