Analyzing internal world models of humans, animals and AI

A team of scientists led by Prof. Dr. Ilka Diester, Professor of Optophysiology and spokesperson of the BrainLinks-BrainTools research center at the University of Freiburg, has developed a formal description of internal world ...


New study reveals health and social benefits of car-free living

Participating in a three-week car-free challenge has enhanced the health and well-being of Oxford residents, according to research conducted by The University of Bath's Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations ...


How the immune system learns from harmless particles

Our lungs are bombarded by all manner of different particles every single day. While some are perfectly safe for us, others—known as pathogens—have the potential to make us ill. The immune system trains its response whenever ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How smartphones weaken attention spans in children and adults

It's no secret that smartphones and other digital devices control and consume our attention, both among adults and young people. This can be illustrated with three different, but very common scenarios:

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