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New York attorney general slams the FCC for ignoring net neutrality comments investigation

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Stop Everything: Chrissy Teigen Is Pregnant with Baby Number Two

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Is this the Honor V10, or are we looking at some other Honor-branded handset?

#honor #honorv10 #smartphone #news #android

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A most recent discovery provides evidence that the human brain is strobing and not constant.
Evidence gathered from the finding of a landmark Australian-Italian collaboration suggests that oscillations or ‘strobes’ are a general feature of our brain’s perception. According to the study conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney and Italian universities, perception and attention are intrinsically rhythmic in nature.
The researchers believe that this discovery will have an impact on our current understanding of human behavior and how we interact with the environment or make decisions.
In a paper they published on Friday in Current Biology, the researchers emphasized three key findings from their study:
Auditory perception oscillates as one ear peaks in perception before the other ear takes a turn. This is essential for accurately locating events in the environment.
Auditory decision-making also oscillates.
Oscillations occur in all perception, not just vision.

Human Brain is Found Strobing
According to an article published by The University of Sydney, Professor David Alais and his colleagues, Johahn Leung and Tam Ho from the schools of Psychology and Medical Sciences collaborated with Professor David Burr from the University of Florence and Professor Maria Concetta Morrone from the University of Pisa for the study.
While it has been known for years that human eye perception is cyclical, this is the first time that our auditory perception has been proven to be the same. In a statement, Professor Alais said:
These findings that auditory perception also goes through peaks and troughs supports the theory that perception is not passive but in fact, our understanding of the world goes through cycles.
Apparently, the evidence reflects the action of attention which appears to sample neural activity in rapid bursts.
By doing a simple experiment, the researchers demonstrated that the sensitivity for detecting weak sounds is not constant. Instead, its strobing, or it fluctuates rhythmically over time.
The experiment showed auditory cycles happen at a rate of around six per second. While we might deem this as fast, it’s quite slow as far as neuroscience is concerned. For the record, human brain oscillations might happen up to 100 times per second.
These findings are important as humans make decisions at the rate of about one-sixth of a second, which is in line with these auditory oscillations Professor Alais went on to say.
A variation of oscillation is said to be found between the two ears, with one ear showing peak sensitivity after the other. The oscillation is so fast that we appear to be unaware of it. However, experiments conducted using very fine-grained timing might reveal it.

What is Strobing Brain and how it Works
Typically, when we do different tasks in our everyday lives, not all parts of our body are equally important. Meaning, some parts may receive more attention and be prioritized in the process while others may not. This is considered as an effective strategy to limit cognitive resources on specific items of interests instead of wasting resources over an entire space.
The same thing is being demonstrated by strobing. Over time, strobing produces similar attention, concentrating resources into small temporal epochs rather than keeping them in a uniform but thin allocation.
This strobing approach to attention could help bind together relevant information at regular time points and allow new groupings of information to reassemble at other moments.
The authors of the study are planning to focus their attention on perceptions of touch and how this might use of neural oscillations in an effort to characterize perception, in general, and over all senses. Alais said:
The brain is such a complex ‘machine’ one could say, it is a testament to science that we are starting to make sense of it, but a takeaway could be that there is so much we don’t know. A decade ago, no one would have thought that perception is constantly strobing, flickering like an old silent movie.
For now, this research shows that sensory perception of the world is primarily oscillatory, something akin to a strobing light.

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Now that Android Wear updates can be delivered via updates to the Wear app rather than OTAs, here are some recent new developments in Wear 2.5/2.6.

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Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers - Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

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Google’s Android phones collecting location data, even if it is turned off: Report

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The wait is officially over for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The first mobile Animal Crossing title is now available on iOS and Android devices. In the new game, smartphone users can interact with animal friends, craft furniture items and gather…

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Brian Dawkins and Terrell Owens are again one step closer to making it to the Hall of Fame. Do you think B. Dawk or T.O. should make the cut?

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NFL looks for a way to side-step the anthem protest issue

Prior to 2009, you didn't see all the players at NFL games standing the sidelines during the national anthem for prime time games. Prior to that year, NFL players in such games stayed in the locker room, though on Sunday afternoon games the players were out on the sidelines. [1]

In 2009, the NFL set a new policy saying that, nope, players had to be out on the sidelines during the national anthem during prime time, and suggesting (but not mandating) that the players should stand during the anthem.

(There have been reports that the Defense Dept. paid the NFL to do this. The actual DoD actions, that have been documented, were payments to the NFL in 2012 for various patriotic displays at NFL games, itself a sketchy practice.)

The kneeling protests by NFL players during the anthem, protesting racism (esp. law enforcement) in America, have been highly controversial (which, indirectly, is kind of what you want protests to be). The president has been livid about it, fans (some at least) have been angry, the NFL owners have been unhappy about the brouhaha but haven't been willing to force the issue (perhaps because compelling people to act patriotic is, even if legal, also kind of sketchy).

Well, word is that the NFL owners may try to defuse the whole mess by simply going back to having the players stay in the locker room until after the national anthem. That will probably make all sorts of people unhappy, too, but its also an unhappiness that doesn't have a weekly set of visuals to go with it.

(Questioning the American compulsion to engage in a communal expression of patriotic fervor before sporting events apparently is not on the table. Why is there a big national anthem at football games and NASCAR races, but not before Formula 1 races or golf tournaments? What purpose of national interest or celebration of liberty does such a mandated display actually serve?)



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Liars and Child Molesters Stick together like Glue
And they have No Place in Our Government!

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It looks like the spectre of Amazon has at least one retailer starting their ‘Black Friday’ specials early, with Harvey Norman offering great deals on Google Home, Home Mini and Chromecast until the 28th of November. There are deals on Google Home itself,…

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The brain’s dynamic properties, how it is wired but also how that wiring shifts in response to changing intellectual demands, are the best predictors of intelligence in the human brain, a new cognitive science theory posits.
Centuries of study have yielded many theories about how the brain gives rise to human intelligence. Some neuroscientists think intelligence springs from a single region or neural network. Others argue that metabolism or the efficiency with which brain cells make use of essential resources are key.
University of Illinois psychology professor Aron Barbey the author of the new paper, explained:
When we say that someone is smart, we understand intuitively what that means. Usually, we’re referring to how good they are at making decisions and solving particular types of problems. But recently in neuroscience, there’s been a focus on understanding in biological terms how general intelligence arises.
That requires studying the structural and functional characteristics of the brain.

Brain Modularity
Scientists have long understood that the brain is modular, with different regions supporting specific abilities, Barbey said.
For example, brain regions within the occipital lobe at the back of the brain are known to processes visual information he said. But interpreting what one sees requires the integration of information from other brain modules.
To identify an object, we also must classify it. That doesn’t depend only on vision. It also requires conceptual knowledge and other aspects of information processing, which are supported by other brain regions. And as the number of modules increases, the type of information represented in the brain becomes increasingly abstract and general. he said.

Organizational Headquarters
Scientists have struggled to understand how the brain organizes itself and have tried to identify a structure or region that performs that function.
The prefrontal cortex, a structure at the front of the brain, for example, has expanded dramatically over the course of human evolution Barbey said. Because this brain region is known to support several higher-order functions such as planning and organizing one’s behaviour, scientists have suggested that the prefrontal cortex drives general intelligence.
But really, the entire brain, its global architecture and the interactions among lower- and higher-level mechanisms, is required for general intelligence Barbey said.
Brain modules provide the basic building blocks from which larger, “intrinsic connectivity networks” are constructed, Barbey said.
Each network includes multiple brain structures that are activated together when a person engages a particular cognitive skill.
For example, the frontoparietal network is activated when attention is focused on external cues, the salience network is engaged when attention is directed to relevant events, and the default mode network is recruited when attention is focused internally he said.

Crystallized And Fluid Intelligence
Neural networks are made up of two types of connections that are believed to support two types of information processing, Barbey said:
There are the pathways that encode prior knowledge and experience, which we call crystallized intelligence. And there are adaptive reasoning and problem-solving skills that are quite flexible, called fluid intelligence.
Crystallized intelligence involves robust connections, the result of months or years of neural traffic on well-worn pathways. Fluid intelligence involves weaker, more transient pathways and connections that are formed when the brain tackles unique or unusual problems.
Rather than forming permanent connections, we are constantly updating our prior knowledge, and this involves forming new connections
Barbey said. The more readily the brain forms and reforms its connectivity in response to changing needs, the better it works, he said.
Although researchers have known that flexibility is an important characteristic of human brain function, only recently has the idea emerged that flexibility provides the basis for human intelligence, he said.
General intelligence requires both the ability to flexibly reach nearby, easy-to-access states, to support crystallized intelligence, but also the ability to adapt and reach difficult-to-access states, to support fluid intelligence. What my colleagues and I have come to realize is that general intelligence does not originate from a single brain region or network. Emerging neuroscience evidence instead suggests that intelligence reflects the ability to flexibly transition between network states Barbey said.

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We have some stills from episodes 1 and 2 Orientation and episode 3 A Life Spent and there's still no sign of Fitz anywhere. If he was left behind on earth as was suggested at Comic-Con the question is why...

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Thanksgiving is an annual reminder of America’s refugee origins

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Europe’s next four #Galileo #navigation satellites and the #Ariane5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19–22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building.

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Trump Finds White House Happiness at Turkey Pardon

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A shot from gusting evening walks when the high wind was forcing sea waves to strike hard on shore. I push my tripod harder into the sand to fight with that strong gust. Sun was behind me lighting up low clouds tips in front of me and was about say good for that day.

#landscape #landscapephotography #seascape #clouds #seascapephotography #hdr #hdrphotography #nature #naturephotography #usa #connecticut #sunset #water #longisland #longislandsound #nikon #nikond5500

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Tianjara at sunset

A couple of days ago i became a little disoriented at the top off the escarpment and found myself in the wrong place. I stopped to take stock and watch the shadows move. Near me, the silhouette of a face took form and darkened. Then, the sun's horizontal rays hit the edge behind a waterfall and set the rock wall on fire.
The lens flare here is partly due to the sun but has taken on color from water vapor (a secondary/inverse rainbow?). The silhouette rock appeared to move slowly as the sun's rays moved to the horizontal.

A handheld HDR, lightly toned for structure, desaturated slightly in the red/magenta range.

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Inside a capper flower

My industrial page

#macrophotography #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #fotomaniaitalia #ilovephotography #capper

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#nasa #rocket

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After ruling Zimbabwe for 37 years, Robert Mugabe has submitted his resignation as president in a letter to parliament

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Tension further grows because of the American financier

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Pyrophyllite | #Geology #GeologyPage #Mineral

Chemical Formula: Al2(Si4O10)(OH)2
Locality: Tres Cerritos, California, USA; Pyschminsk and Beresovsk, Ural Mountains, Russia.
Name Origin: From the Greek for fie and leaf, in allusion to its tendency to exfoliate into fan shapes when heated.

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There’s a Hitch in Trump’s Plan to Stick Mick Mulvaney on the CFPB: It’s Illegal -via Flynx

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This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat

flat earth research? LOL

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Jerry Jones done with NFL lawsuit idea over Roger Goodell's contract: Jerry Jones has been disappointed with Roger Goodell's handling of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

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$34.99 😎

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Kendall Jenner checks out Blake Griffin’s moves

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Apple scientists disclose self-driving car research

"Research by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online, in what appears to be the company's first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles.

The paper by Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel, submitted on Nov. 17 to independent online journal arXiv, is significant because Apple's famed corporate secrecy around future products has been seen as a drawback among artificial intelligence and machine learning researchers.

The scientists proposed a new software approach called "VoxelNet" for helping computers detect three-dimensional objects..."

#future = #REALnews #selfdrivingcars #autonomousvehicles #robots #tech #innovation #science #design #singularity #engineering #automation #AI #artificialintelligence #cars #sustainability #climatechange #electriccars #electricvehicles #evs

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Pai, whose mother is from Bengaluru and father from Hyderabad, was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1973. His parents came to the US to work as doctors in rural Kansas.

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Fashion inspired by the people in the street ootd look outfit sexy high heels legs woman girl babe wear wearing leather skirt miniskirt deri etek

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"Once again, Trump and Zinke have failed the American public by declining to disclose the true costs of fossil fuel development on our communities, air, water and climate," said Jeremy Nichols, Climate and Energy Program Director at WildEarth Guardians.

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