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Art and Design

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Art and Design - Health - 22.12.2011
No butts about it: Teens who view smoking in movies likely to use cigarettes for the first time
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-Teens who see movie characters using cigarettes are quicker to try smoking than their peers who did not watch the same scene, a new study finds. However, the exposure to movie images involving cigarettes does not appear to lead teens who have tried smoking to become regular smokers sooner, said Sonya Dal Cin, an assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan and the study's lead author.

Life Sciences - Art and Design - 22.09.2011
Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind
Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind
BERKELEY - Imagine tapping into the mind of a coma patient, or watching one's own dream on YouTube. With a cutting-edge blend of brain imaging and computer simulation, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are bringing these futuristic scenarios within reach. Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models, UC Berkeley researchers have succeeded in decoding and reconstructing people's dynamic visual experiences - in this case, watching Hollywood movie trailers.

Psychology - Art and Design - 14.03.2011
Measuring Musical Pleasure
McGill researchers discover it's all in the timing Daniel Levitin's most recent study grew out of a disappointing concert performance. Levitin, a renowned author, researcher and professor in the Psychology Department at McGill University, was listening to one of his favourite pieces, a Mozart piano concerto, when he found his attention drifting.