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Turkish Whistling Language

Some readers of Suzanne’s Mom’s Blog (Asakiyume, for example) share my interest in obscure, threatened languages. Here is an ancient one that was new to me: Whistling Turkish. 344 more words

Toddler Sense of Justice

At the NY Times, Sindya N. Bhanoo notes some cool research on young children’s sense of fairness.

“Children as young as age 3 will intervene on behalf of a victim, … 197 more words

Köpeklerin kökeni kurt DNA'sıyla çözüldü

Bilim insanları, kurtlara ait kemikler üzerinde yapılan analizler sonucunda insanın en iyi dostu köpeğin sanılandan daha eski bir tarihte ortaya çıkmış olabileceğini ortaya çıkardı. Geçmişteki analizlerden elde edilen bilgiler kurt ile köpeklerin 16 bin ila 11 bin yıl önce birbirlerinden ayrılmış olduklarını öne sürmüştü. 402 more words

Eğitim Ve Davranış

A bond that goes way back

The special relationship between humans and dogs may go back 27,000 to 40,000 years, according to genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone reported in the Cell Press journal… 378 more words


Sleep reverses memory deficits in fruit flies

A paper in Current Biology titled “Sleep Restores Behavioral Plasticity to Drosophila Mutants”:

“Given the role that sleep plays in modulating plasticity, we hypothesized that increasing sleep would restore memory to canonical memory mutants without specifically rescuing the causal molecular lesion.

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Three Blind Rats

Douglas Quenqua recently wrote in the NY Times about a study with rats that could someday lead to aids for the blind.

“Blind rats with a sensor and compass attached to their brains were able to navigate a maze as successfully as sighted rats, researchers found. 279 more words

Curb the Aging Brain’s Distractibility with Practice

Learning to filter out unwanted information can bring older adults’ focus back to young adult levels

Feb 12, 2015 |By Esther Landhuis

As we age, we seem to get worse at ignoring irrelevant stimuli. 301 more words