The University of Illinois at Chicago's Learning Sciences Research Institute has been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant by the James S. McDonnell Foundation through the foundation's initiative to better understand teacher change and teachers as learners in K-12 classrooms.
A study led by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) has uncovered new ways of driving multi-legged robots by means of a two-level controller. The proposed controller uses a network of so-called non-linear oscillators that enables the generation of diverse gaits and postures, which are specified by only a few high-level parameters. The study inspires new research into how multi-legged robots can be controlled, including in the future using brain-computer interfaces.
In 2016 voters in the US and the UK defied expert predictions with the Vote Leave campaign winning for the UK to leave the European Union (Brexit) and the election of President Donald Trump. A world-first QUT-led study reveals why and how fear may now be driving the global political landscape.
The Gutenberg Research College (GRC) of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has awarded the 2018 Gutenberg Research Award jointly to Professor Adela Yarbro Collins and Professor John J. Collins of Yale University. The prize of EUR 10,000 goes to internationally outstanding academics doing top-level research in various fields. The two American theologians will receive the award during this year's annual celebration of the GRC on May 28.
In a new study in Nature Neuroscience, Jaideep Bains, Ph.D., and his team at the Cumming School of Medicine's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), at the University of Calgary have discovered that stress transmitted from others can change the brain in the same way as a real stress does.
A study by SFU research Victoria Claydon reveals that bowel care, followed by sexual function, bladder function and pain were of key concern. Surprisingly, one of the lowest-ranked concerns was using a wheelchair for mobility.
A new study, published today in Science, explores the consequences of distorting the shape of the enclosing box on cognitive maps of space. The results detail how our cognitive maps adapt to changed environments and shed light on how distinct types of neurons may connect to form these maps.