According to developmental psychologists, as infants, we learn to govern our bodies through a process of random experimentation and feedback. We contort our faces into weird shapes, watch our parents react, and then switch up our movements accordingly.
Now, computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego are applying this same strategy to robotics research. Through the use of machine learning, they've made it possible for their robot–an Einstein lookalike–to teach itself to make realistic facial expressions.
I was always told that learning a skill like juggling or playing an instrument requires three things: practice, practice and practice. Now, researchers have found a way to shorten the path to new motor skills to practice, practice and magnetic brain stimulation.
Sure the sexes learn differently—but at what level?
By Matt RansfordPosted 03.11.2008 at 6:22 pm 0 Comments
If we have learned anything about education in recent years, its that the one-size-fits-all mentality of the basal reader just does not work. People learn differently; sexes learn differently. But the research has only gone so far in exploring from where these differences originate. Previously, studies focused only on cognition or brain function.