And Dr. Maragakis noted that any number of factors could confound the data, and it may be that wearing glasses is simply associated with another variable that affects risk for Covid-19. For example, it could be that people who wear glasses tend to be older, and more careful and more likely to stay home during a viral outbreak, than those who do not wear glasses. Or perhaps people who can afford glasses are less likely to contract the virus for other reasons, like having the means to live in less…
How our brain ‘joins the dots’ while we are asleep – CGTN
What happens in our brain when we make an ‘educated guess’? Researchers in the UK have studied how the brain ‘join the dots’ between separate experiences.
“I’m looking for my friend Sam,” says Helen Barron, a researcher at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford. “Someone tells me that Ben is in the library. I know that Sam and Ben go everywhere together, so I guess that Sam is in the library too.”
That is a straightforward example of the kind of ‘educated guesses’ we make every day to navigate our lives. Until now, we knew very little about how the brain ‘joins the dots’ between separate memorie…
U.S. Covid-19 death toll surpasses 200,000 – NBC News
Covid-19 update: The U.S. has now reached 200,000 coronavirus deaths, just four months after the death toll hit 100,000.
In the predawn hours of March 30, Dr. Deborah Birx stepped in front of the camera on the White House lawn and made an alarming prediction about the coronavirus, which had, by then, killed fewer than 3,000 people in the United States.
“If we do things together, well, almost perfectly, we can get in the range of 100,000 to 200,000 fatalities,” Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, told Savannah Guthrie of NBC News’ “Today” show.
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In March 2020, Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic, and governments around the world imposed restrictions to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 19 2020
In March 2020, Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic, and governments around the world imposed restrictions to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. Some countries chose stricter measures than others. But what effect does social distancing and similar measures have on our mental health? How do we adapt?
Researchers at UiT have compared corona restrictions in six countries, and looked at psychological reactions among the population, their confiden…
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