Umphrey’s McGee Announces Webcasts From Red Rocks

first_imgJam rockers Umphrey’s McGee will hit Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO this weekend, spending July 2nd and 3rd at the famed venue over the holiday weekend. With support from a host of great artists, including Dweezil Zappa and Sinkane on night one and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and The Main Squeeze on night two, fans are in for two incredible nights of music.For those who can’t make it out to Red Rocks, UM has you covered. The band is teaming with TourGigs to present live streams for both nights, offering single show and two-show bundles here. There will also be looping playbacks for each stream, so you can get your UM fill for hours after each show, as well as On Demand viewings for 14 days after the shows.“We like to pull out the stops in Colorado,” writes Umphrey’s in a statement, “and these two nights will be no different.” We can’t wait.last_img read more

Easy on the eyes

first_img Those born with and without hands represent tools the same way in the brain, study finds How the brain handles tools Why do our eyes tend to be drawn more to some shapes, colors, and silhouettes than others?For more than half a century, researchers have known that neurons in the brain’s visual system respond unequally to different images — a feature that is critical for the ability to recognize, understand, and interpret the multitude of visual clues surrounding us. For example, specific populations of visual neurons in an area of the brain known as the inferior temporal cortex fire more when people or other primates — animals with highly attuned visual systems — look at faces, places, objects, or text. But exactly what these neurons are responding to has remained unclear.Now a small study in macaques led by investigators in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School has generated some valuable clues based on an artificial intelligence system that can reliably determine what neurons in the brain’s visual cortex prefer to see.A report of the team’s work was published today in Cell.The vast majority of experiments to date that attempted to measure neuronal preferences have used real images. But real images carry an inherent bias: They are limited to stimuli available in the real world and to the images that researchers choose to test. The AI-based program overcomes this hurdle by creating synthetic images tailored to the preference of each neuron.Will Xiao, a graduate student at Harvard University, designed a computer program that uses a form of responsive artificial intelligence to create self-adjusting images based on neural responses obtained from six macaque monkeys. To do so, he and his colleagues measured the firing rates from individual visual neurons in the brains of the animals as they watched images on a computer screen.Over the course of a few hours, the animals were shown images in 100-millisecond blips generated by Xiao’s program. The images started out with a random textural pattern in grayscale. Based on how much the monitored neurons fired, the program gradually introduced shapes and colors, morphing over time into a final image that fully embodied a neuron’s preference. Because each of these images is synthetic, Xiao said, it avoids the bias that researchers have traditionally introduced by only using natural images.“At the end of each experiment,” he said, “this program generates a super-stimulus for these cells.”The results of these experiments were consistent over separate runs, explained senior investigator Margaret Livingstone: Specific neurons tended to evolve images through the program that weren’t identical but were remarkably similar.Some of these images were in line with what Livingstone, the Takeda Professor of Neurobiology at HMS, and her colleagues expected. For example, a neuron that they suspected might respond to faces evolved round pink images with two big black dots akin to eyes. Others were more surprising. A neuron in one of the animals consistently generated images that looked like the body of a monkey, but with a red splotch near its neck. The researchers eventually realized that this monkey was housed near another that always wore a red collar.“We think this neuron responded preferentially not just to monkey bodies but to a specific monkey,” Livingstone said.Not every final image looked like something recognizable, Xiao added. One monkey’s neuron evolved a small black square. Another evolved an amorphous black shape with orange below.Livingstone notes that research from her lab and others has shown that the responses of these neurons are not innate — instead, they are learned through consistent exposure to visual stimuli over time. When during development this ability to recognize and fire preferentially to certain images arises is unknown, Livingstone said. She and her colleagues plan to investigate this question in future studies. Auditory cortex nearly identical in hearing and deaf people Related Study shows architecture of audition likely based on innate factors Learning how the visual system responds to images could be key to better understanding the basic mechanisms that drive cognitive issues ranging from learning disabilities to autism spectrum disorders, which are often marked by impairments in a child’s ability to recognize faces and process facial cues.“This malfunction in the visual processing apparatus of the brain can interfere with a child’s ability to connect, communicate, and interpret basic cues,” said Livingstone. “By studying those cells that respond preferentially to faces, for example, we could uncover clues to how social development takes place and what might sometimes go awry.”The research was funded by National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.last_img read more

Man Utd’s new signing holds one surprising record

first_imgBarca went on to win the game 9-0 but Jurado’s lightning quick opener certainly got people talking.It is believed Barcelona are ‘disappointed’ to lose Jurado to United and are upset with the way his agent, Carlos Lacueva, handled the incoming transfer. Read Also: EPL stars cautioned over cars as clubs prepare strict COVID-19 protocols Meanwhile many fans of the Premier League club will be excited by his undeniable potential, especially with all the highlight reels emerging online. Loading… The 16-year-old’s individual highlights have already emerged online, and many are impressed with his talent.Marc Jurado for £1.5M. We really are going to be unstoppable from 2024Nicky Butt is doing a madness. pic.twitter.com/BMuGNVYiBV— ً (@UtdAidan) May 7, 2020 Advertisement It is believed Barcelona are ‘disappointed’ to lose Jurado to United and are upset with the way his agent, Carlos Lacueva, handled the incoming transfer. Jurado is clealy rated highly at the Camp Nou but according to reports, United have completed a deal to sign the right-back, who holds the record for the fastest youth goal ever scored.center_img Meanwhile many fans of the Premier League club will be excited by his undeniable potential, especially with all the highlight reels emerging online.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barca went on to win the game 9-0 but Jurado’s lightning quick opener certainly got people talking. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Jurado, who spent this season with Barcelona’s U16’s, reportedly turned down a contract offer from the Spanish giants worth €60,000 annually, according to ESPN, in order to join the youth ranks at Old Trafford. Back in 2013, in a game against Viladecans, the youngster made a tackle and scored within five seconds of kickoff during the U10’s Second Division fixture. It was announced earlier that Manchester United are set to sign Barcelona wonderkid Marc Jurado in the summer after the club agreed a £1.5 million deal to sign the talented full-back.last_img read more