Do passengers prefer autonomous vehicles driven like machines or like humans? Research finds that ‘peeking round’ corners provides answers

Passenger and pedestrian confidence and acceptance will be key to the future and development of autonomous vehicles so researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have just conducted and reported an experiment to see which autonomous vehicles driving style engendered the highest levels of confidence among autonomous vehicles passengers…

Sound sense: Brain ‘listens’ for distinctive features in sounds: Researchers explore how the auditory system achieves accurate speech recognition

For humans to achieve accurate speech recognition and communicate with one another, the auditory system must recognize distinct categories of sounds — such as words — from a continuous incoming stream of sounds. This task becomes complicated when considering the variability in sounds produced by individuals with different accents, pitches,…

A boundary dance of amyloid-beta stepping into dementia: Formation mechanism of the causative substances of Alzheimer’s disease revealed by molecular dynamics simulations and NMR experiments

Many proteins aggregate at higher concentrations and form spherical substances called oligomers and acicular substances called amyloid fibrils. These protein aggregates cause more than 30 kinds of diseases, for example, Alzheimer’s disease is thought to be caused by the oligomers and amyloid fibrils formed by aggregation of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides….