Brain-machine interfaces represent a solution for people with physical difficulties to communicate with their physical and social environment. In this work, ‘A cognition-related neural oscillation pattern, generated in the prelimbic cortex, can control operant learning in rats’, researchers have identified a functional brain pattern in prefrontal cortex, associated to cognitive processes, and have used it to activate a screen in a touch device (an iPad’s touchscreen).
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A model of two styles of imperialism explains current institutional quality in former european colonies
Diego Romero-Ávila from Universidad Pablo de Olavide and Daniel Oto-Peralías from St. Andrews University have published in a Springer monograph the study Colonial Theories of Institutional Development: Toward a Model of Styles of Imperialism that develops a model of two styles of imperialism to explain institutional quality in former European colonies.
Researchers at UPO set reproductive timing as a constraint on invasion success in the ringnecked parakeet
The results of a study led by the student Álvaro Luna Fernández and its director Pim Edelaar, from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering of the Pablo de Olavide University, with the collaboration of an international team formed a network of European experts in parrots (ParrotNet), which has been published in the international journal Biological Invasions, support the hypothesis that the reproductive phenology of the Ring-necked parakeet can be a limiting factor for establishment and range expansion in colder climates.
Researchers at UPO and UGR create new porous materials which improve the capture of contaminating gases
This research has been carried out between Pablo de Olavide University and the University of Granada and it shows how the modification of synthetic porous solids (metalorganic network type) leads to a significant improvement in the capture of polluting gases from the combustion of fossil fuels through the creation of crystalline defects.
A recent publication on Scientific Reports, from Nature Publishing, concludes that movie edition affects spectators’ eyeblink rate. According to this investigation, MTV editing style inhibits eyeblinks more than Hollywood style and one-shot style.
The frontier of Granada created patterns of inequality in Andalusia that persisted right through to the present day
The results of the research project show that the prevalence of large estates (latifundia) in modern and contemporaneous Andalusia was the consequence, in part, of the Frontier of Granada. The defense needs derived from the existence of the frontier with the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada gave rise to the concentration of land ownership and political power in the hands of the nobility. This fact constituted the starting point for the high economic and political inequality that has characterized a great bulk of the Andalusian territory since then.
New research identifies prebiotic that enhances learning and memory by acting through the gut-brain axis
Researchers at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, in collaboration with researchers at the global healthcare company Abbott, are pioneering new discoveries to better understand how gut health and nutrition may impact brain health, from infancy onwards.
The City of Seville will host the 11th Conference of the Spanish Association for the Sciences of Religions (SECR), on “Violence, Peace and Religion”, from 19 to 21 May 2016. The Conference is organised by Universidad Pablo de Olavide, the Spanish Association for the Sciences of Religions, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) and the University Institute of Sciences of Religions at Complutense University of Madrid.
The Orus company was created by a group of young entrepreneurs, a brand of sportswear “hispano-lusa” respectful with the environment which includes part two students of the University Pablo de Olavide. Juan Jesús Bello Recio, student of Political Science and Administration of the UPO, is one of the founding partners, along with the Portuguese Francisco Alexandre Pereira Marques Duarte, Pedro Manuel Gonçalves and David Matos Branco.
Scientists at EMBL and University Pablo de Olavide discover neural mechanisms in mouse brains that indicate that we actively forget as we learn.