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Monkeys and the Uncanny Valley [study]
Monkeys and the Uncanny Valley [study] ● “The concept of the uncanny valley suggests that humanoid objects which imperfectly resemble actual human beings provoke uncanny or strangely familiar feelings of eeriness and revulsion in observers.” Source: Wikipedia Since its discovery in 1970, many follow-up studies have confirmed the effect in human observers. But what about other animals, ... [ click to read full item ]
Mean Age of Death (MAD) of Russian academic researchers [study]
Mean Age of Death (MAD) of Russian academic researchers [study] ● Are you a professional researcher engaged in the fields of physics, chemistry, mathematics, economics, medicine or biology? Are you Russian? Are you a man? Would you like to know your (likely) mean age of death (MAD)? If so, look no further than the journal Seriya 16. Biologiya. 2016;(4):12-18. (in Russian). ... [ click to read full item ]
Cellists can live longer than rock musicians [study]
Cellists can live longer than rock musicians [study] ● If you’re thinking of becoming a professional musician, and you’re keen on a long lifespan, then you might like to examine a 2014 paper published in the journal Advances in Gerontology. Researchers G.M. Zharinov and V.N. Anisimov [pictured] (of the Russian Scientific Center of Radiology and Surgery Technologies and the ... [ click to read full item ]

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