Insabato et al. review recent progress made in understanding the neural mechanisms that underlie decision making. They discuss research issues under active debate, centered around the question of how the spatiotemporal structure of sensory stimuli affects the perceptual decision-making process.
In this new Education article, Michelle Brazas et al. provide pragmatic steps for creating engaged and well-informed public and healthcare communities. Their aim is to share guidelines for core bioinformatics skills and training requirements with bioinformatics educators and trainers involved in or thinking about developing and delivering bioinformatics programs to these audiences.
David McIver and John S. Brownstein present a method of estimating the amount of flu-like illness in the American population by analyzing the amount of Internet traffic seen on certain influenza-related Wikipedia articles, even in influenza seasons that are more severe than normal.
Jet lag occurs when circadian biological timing is misaligned with the timing of human activity. Here Kirill Serkh and Daniel Forger describe schedules of light exposure that may help combat jetlag by shifting the human circadian clock in the minimum time.
How is movement of individuals coordinated in a group? In this study, Boos et al. develop an experimental paradigm, the HoneyComb computer-based multi-client game, to empirically investigate human movement coordination and leadership. Their results show that the rules of swarming behaviour apply to humans.
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