Harvard University researcher wants to fix faulty learning

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Susan Carey discusses her interest in studying abstract knowledge. Under a National Science Foundation-funded INSPIRE project, Harvard University psychologists Susan Carey and Deborah Zaitchik are studying how executive function influences the process of learning. Here, Carey discusses her interest in studying abstract knowledge. For more information visit: http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132270&org=NSF&from...

Alzheimer’s patients: A surprise finding in executive function

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Deborah Zaitchik says executive function measures for Alzheimer’s patients show staggering declines. Under a National Science Foundation-funded INSPIRE project, Harvard University psychologists Susan Carey and Deborah Zaitchik are studying how executive function influences the process of learning. Here, Zaitchik discusses differences between populations with strong and weak executive function. For more information visit:...

Science Nation - Dragonflies in Motion

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Next time you see a dragonfly, try to watch it catch its next meal on the go. Good luck! "Unless we film it in high speed, we can't see whether it caught the prey, but when it gets back to its perch, if we see it chewing, we know that it was successful," says Stacey Combes a biomechanist at Harvard University. With support from the National Science Foundation, she and her team are using high speed cameras to help them study how dragonflies pull off complicated aerial feats that include...

Science Nation - Talk to the Animals

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Most pet owners talk to their animals at one time or another, and some do every day. But how much do our pets actually understand? Is their perception anything like ours? These are the questions that fascinate Irene Pepperberg and she's looking for answers from the animals themselves, specifically -- African Grey Parrots. The Harvard psychology professor is a bit like the character Dr. Doolittle because she's been talking to parrots for decades. With help from the National Science...

I-CAMP 2010 Australia CIMOPV Friday July 2 Johannes Hachmann The Harvard clean energy project

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I-CAMP 2010 Australia CIMOPV Friday July 2 Johannes Hachmann The Harvard clean energy project
Parnell Building Rm 222, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
10:30am Friday July 2, 2010

The Biology of Genomes (2008) with Michael Ashburner Interviewed by Orli Bahcall

Michael Ashburner (1942-) is Professor of Biology at the University of Cambridge and is the former Joint-Head of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and the University of Cambridge, where he received his undergraduate degree (1964) and Ph.D. (1968), both in genetics. He then went to the California Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral fellow with Hershell Mitchell. In 1979, he returned to the Department of Genetics in...

Developmental Biology of a Simple Organism: Part 3: Stochasticity and Cell Fate (25:03)

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Part III presents research showing that B. subtilis uses a bet hedging strategy for coping with uncertainty.

Developmental Biology of a Simple Organism: Part 2: New Research on Multicellularity (18:13)

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Part II presents research on the capacity of B. subtilis cells to form architecturally complex communities.

The Human Oral Microbiome by Floyd Dewhirst, Harvard University

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The human oral cavity is a diverse habitat that contains approximately bacterial 600 predominant species. The oral microbiome is comprised of 44% named species, 12% isolates representing unnamed species, and 44% phylotypes known only from 16S rRNA based cloning studies. Species from 11 phyla have been identified: Firmicutes (211), Bacteroidetes (106), Proteobacteria (99), Actinobacteria (64), Spirochaetes (49), Fusobacteria (29), TM7 (12), Synergistetes (10), Chlamydiae (1), Chloroflexi (1)...

Talk by Eric Jensen

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Eric Jensen talks about the importance of scientist-educator conventions and of studies regarding the correlation of socialization to learning.