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Virtual psychiatrists will be designed to assess and educate chronic mental disordered patients. These virtual clinicians may be preferred by patients with complex social cognitive disorders. : True / False / Other from EBG will end on 01/09/2018 14h12

Oxytocin administered before therapy session enhances the effects of social cognitive remediation on empathy, theory of mind, emotion recognition, and functioning. : True / False / Other from EBG will end on 01/10/2016 20h48
"The hypothesis was that oxytocin would increase understanding of emotions, empathy, and facial expression and that the combination of oxytocin and social skills training would bring the highest level of improvement," Mark Weiser, MD, chairman of psychiatry, Tel Aviv University, Israel, told delegates in .
"But the bottom line was in our hands ― in these patients, oxytocin was not efficacious in improving social function in schizophrenia."

said EBG

Technological singularity : Stephen Hawking recently evoked the hypothesis that robots could end the humanity. What could we expect if artificial intelligence outperforms human intelligence? : AI attacks Humans / Human become slaves/toys / AI help humans / Humans remain the leaders / Other from EBG will end on 01/12/2020 09h14
After homo sapiens, are we heading to homo superfluus? I mean that human will become the second intelligence in the known universe, rapidly being under the control of more rapid and clever intelligences? said EBG

Life Sciences Neurosciences Superior temporal gyrus activation elicited by social visual stimuli with intentional contents (theory of mind) is under strong top-down influences ?

Life Sciences Neurosciences To emerge the phenomenon of consciousness relies on quantum physics specifically, i.e. theories that do not involve quantum phenomenon cannot account for all mind-matter relationships.

Connecting two persons with a bidirectional neural connection (direct mapping of an area's activity) could allow a direct subjective investigation of phenomenal and access consciousness. : true / false / Other from EBG will end on 06/09/2017 23h31
See this experiment: Grau C, Ginhoux R, Riera A, Nguyen TL, Chauvat H, et al. (2014) Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies. PLoS ONE 9(8): e105225. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105225 said EBG

Computer Sciences Affective computing Computer sciences will be able to conceive an artificial intelligence that has a IQ above 200?

Physics Misc. Signs of alien life will be found by detecting non-random electromagnetic signals

What will be the most ancient fossils of hominid that will be discovered in the future? : 6 millions years-old / 7 millions years-old / 8 millions years-old / 9 millions years-old / Other from EBG will end on 06/10/2018 16h32
Sahelanthropus tchadensis is an extinct hominine species that is dated to about 7 million years ago, possibly very close to the time of the chimpanzee/human divergence, and so it is unclear whether it can be regarded as a member of the Hominini tribe.[1] Few, if any, specimens are known, other than the partial skull nicknamed Toumaï ("hope of life"). (source Wikipedia) said EBG


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Physics Cosmology The multiverse (meta-universes) theories will gain support among cosmologists in the future as it is still debated.

Life Sciences Neurosciences Social neurosciences: recognition of other's helping behavior is a neurocognitive component that participates to relational empathy during patient-clinician encounters.

Computer Sciences Artificial Intelligence One of the following vocal assistant will be the first computer program to pass the Turing test without any human help.

Life Sciences Neurosciences Schizophrenic patients with theory of mind deficits have reduced superior temporal gyrus electrical activation

With respect to the administration of cocaine, Eating cookies (high fat and sugar food such as Oreos) evokes in rats brain activity in the reward regions that is : significantly superior / equal / significantly inferior / Other from EBG ended the 01/08/2015 09h57
According to Joseph Schroeder cookies provoke in rats higher behavioral interest and brain expression of c-Fos in the nucleus accumbens. said EBG

Computer Sciences Affective computing It is possible to simulate complex social relationships, subtle social attitudes and empathetic stances with affective agents without an explicit or implicit artificial intelligence model.

Computer Sciences Affective computing Writing the statements (verbal utterances) of a virtual agent (in academic research and industry) will require the experience and skills of new professionals

What would be the main benefit in using an affective agent for cognitive remediation of social cognition ? : directly stimulates cognition / facilitates cognition / acts on motivation / reduces social anxiety / Other from EBG will end on 01/08/2017 10h25
Virtual agents are know to be appreciated by children. This phenomenon may be profitable in adults even if they have impaired social cognition. I would state that 1) motivation by play, 2) fear reduction would be the main way to help socially impaired patients enter into the complex, unpredictable, poorly systematized social world. Picture : see the use in the Boston museum of Ada and Grace to guide children's said EBG

Life Sciences Genetics According to Bryan Sykes, a geneticist at the University of Oxford, the Yeti is apparented to a bear and not an hominid. To what the Yeti should be apparented ?

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