Neuroscience

A new neuro-inspired system for pattern detection

A scientific team comprising researchers from the Center for Biomedical Technology (CTB) at UPM, University of La Laguna (ULL) and Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex System (IFISC, CSIC-UIB) has developed ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New study finds group discussion improves lie detection

Though many people believe they can recognize when someone is lying, detecting deception is difficult. Accuracy rates in experiments have proven to be only slightly greater than chance, even among trained professionals.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Knee sound based detector for osteoarthritis prediction

University Malaya researchers have developed a non-invasive, radiation-free, early stage detection system called the Knee Sound Detector to determine the seriousness of the knee joint condition for osteoarthritis patients. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lie detectors and the lying liars who use them

As society becomes more and more dependent on machines to make important decisions, the use of technology for lie detection is becoming increasingly popular. But as much as we would like to rely on technology to give us definitive ...

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Sensor

A sensor (also called detector) is a device that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an observer or by an instrument. For example, a mercury-in-glass thermometer converts the measured temperature into expansion and contraction of a liquid which can be read on a calibrated glass tube. A thermocouple converts temperature to an output voltage which can be read by a voltmeter. For accuracy, most sensors are calibrated against known standards.

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