EMOTIONAL FISH FOOD ⏱09:40
how the largest part of the brain gets emotional, why older adults don't get emotion, how goldfish can swim 70cm for food & free energy forever!
episode #32, 21st October 2022 #cerebellum #emotion #goldfish #food #pong image source
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our main brain stories this episode...
most famous for its role in movement, the brain's own little brain - or cerebellum - is implicated in other cognitive functions too. an impressive, large brain scanning study now documents the cerebellum's role in memory for emotive images [read more...]
this story was in episode #32. original article: Fastenrath et al., 2022 (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), reported in: The Independent by Vishwam Sankaran on 10th October 2022 #emotion #image #picture #cerebellum #memory
in a series of studies of emotional processing, older adults were worse at discriminating the acted emotion of nonsense speech sounds than younger adults. this could be a specific deficit, a general deficit, or an artefact. [read more...]
this story was in episode #32. original article: Maltezou-Papastylianou et al., 2022 (Public Library of Science ONE), reported in: The Daily Mail by Xantha Leatham on 19th October 2022 #ageing #aging #speech #emotion
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goldfish learn to swim 70cm for food. [read more...]
this story was in episode #32. original article: Sibeaux et al., 2022 (Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B: Biological Sciences), reported in: The Daily Mail by Victoria Allen on 12th October 2022 & The Times by Rhys Blakely on 12th October 2022 image source #goldfish #learn #to #swim #70cm #for #food
a fancily-named study in a fancy journal replicates some previous findings & gets picked up by almost every news outlet in the known mediaverse. neurons in a dish can be trained to play simple games. [read more...]