Board Logo
« Search Results »

Welcome Guest. Please Login or Register.
Apr 24th, 2017, 08:22am


Visit the UFO Casebook Web Site

*Totally FREE 24/7 Access *Your Nickname and Avatar *Private Messages

*Join today and be a part of one of the largest UFO sites on the Net.


Search Results

Total results: 10


 1   Your own online space here at UFO Casebook / Re: Stuff and Nonsense Unleashed  on: Today at 08:04am
Started by WingsofCrystal | Post by WingsofCrystal
on Today at 12:12am, ZETAR wrote:
wink

User Image

SHALOM...Z



GOOD MORNING Z & OUR LOVELY UFOCASEBOOKERS cheesy

Scientific American

The Brain Can Distinguish between Real and Fake Laughter

Nongenuine chuckles cause a specific cortical region to “light up” more

By Diana Kwon | SA Mind May 2017 Issue

Most of us will laugh at a good joke, but we also laugh when we are not actually amused. Fake chuckles are common in social situations—such as during an important interview or a promising first date. “Laughter is really interesting because we observe it across all human cultures and in other species,” says Carolyn McGettigan, a cognitive neuroscientist at Royal Holloway, University of London. “It's an incredibly important social signal.”

In a 2013 study, McGettigan, then a postdoctoral researcher at University College London, and her colleagues scanned the brains of 21 participants while they passively listened to clips of laughter elicited by funny YouTube videos or produced on command (with instructions to sound as natural as possible). Subjects whose medial prefrontal cortex “lit up” more when hearing the posed laughter were better at detecting whether laughs were genuine or not in a subsequent test. (This brain region is involved in understanding the viewpoint of others.) “If you hear a laugh that seems ambiguous in terms of what the person means,” McGettigan explains, “it makes sense that you're going to try to work out why this person sounds like this.”

In a follow-up study in 2016, McGettigan and her colleagues recruited a fresh set of participants to rate the laugh tracks on various qualities, such as authenticity and positivity. They compared these findings with the original brain data and found that the activity in the medial prefrontal cortex was negatively correlated with the genuineness of the laughs. Their analyses also revealed that both types of laughter engaged the auditory cortices, although activity in these brain regions increased as the laughs became happier, more energetic and more authentic.

Greg Bryant, a cognitive scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was not involved in the study, says the findings are consistent with his research. “It doesn't look like the brain is really working that hard to classify laughs as much as it's working to figure out the vocalizer's intention,” he observes.

“Evolutionarily speaking, it's good to be able to detect if someone is authentically experiencing an emotion versus if they're not,” McGettigan says, “because you don't want to be fooled.”


This article was originally published with the title "Real or Faux Hilarity?"

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-brain-can-distinguish-between-real-and-fake-laughter/

Crystal

edit for spacing


 
  Reply Quote Notify of replies

 2   TODAY'S OFF-TOPIC NEWS / Re: What music are you listening to now?  on: Today at 01:10am
Started by Smersh | Post by Sys_Config

 
  Reply Quote Notify of replies

 3   UFO Crashes / Re: New Claims on Roswell?  on: Today at 12:51am
Started by Swamprat | Post by Cliff-67
on Today at 12:02am, dave54 wrote:
The second link specifically states witnesses claim the bodies were taken to Area 51.

There is so much BS, prevarication, and fantasy about the alleged Roswell crash I am beginning to have doubts the event ever occurred at all.

MUFON (AKA Moronic UFO Nutjobs) no longer has any credibility at all. I would not believe them if they said it gets dark at night.

My comment was directed at MUFON and the Express, not at any person here. I could also apply my comment to the Daily Mail and several other fake news sites.


It DOES specifically state that about area 51.

Doubts ? Hmmm...It's a double edged sword.

Besides this article or any other, Should we believe the first actual Roswell newspaper report that brought all this to light or the second ?

Was the first a mistake or countered by being taken off the shelves and covered up because it may cause mass hysteria ?

Was it taken off the stands because it was a mistake knowing they had screwed up, or..... ?

I don't blame you for having mistrust Dave.....I'm not MUFON, or the Army, Air Force, or any other agency or 'whatever'. I'm a simple man.

Maybe you, maybe not, but, MANY of us already know the truth concerning E.T. regardless whether Roswell was a Joe or Shmoe.....

But yeah, verification does matter (for some). Good luck finding it ! wink

Verification finds you.....


Cliff



 
  Reply Quote Notify of replies

 4   TODAY'S OFF-TOPIC NEWS / Re: This explains a lot.  on: Today at 12:17am
Started by skizicks | Post by dave54
When my daughters were first learning to drive I made sure they knew how to install and uninstall tire chains, and change a flat. I stood over them as they did it in the driveway. They also learned how to check fluids and air pressures, replace a fuse, and diagnose other basic problems.

They learned how to do basic home repairs such as repair a leaky faucet and replace a bad power cord.

I taught my wife how to drive a manual transmission, including double clutching. Of course, now it is increasingly difficult to even find a manual transmission automobile or pickup truck.
 
  Reply Quote Notify of replies

 5   Your own online space here at UFO Casebook / Re: Stuff and Nonsense Unleashed  on: Today at 12:12am
Started by WingsofCrystal | Post by ZETAR
wink

User Image

SHALOM...Z
 
  Reply Quote Notify of replies

 6   UFO Crashes / Re: New Claims on Roswell?  on: Today at 12:02am
Started by Swamprat | Post by dave54
The second link specifically states witnesses claim the bodies were taken to Area 51.

There is so much BS, prevarication, and fantasy about the alleged Roswell crash I am beginning to have doubts the event ever occurred at all.

MUFON (AKA Moronic UFO Nutjobs) no longer has any credibility at all. I would not believe them if they said it gets dark at night.

My comment was directed at MUFON and the Express, not at any person here. I could also apply my comment to the Daily Mail and several other fake news sites.
 
  Reply Quote Notify of replies

 7   TODAY'S OFF-TOPIC NEWS / Re: What music are you listening to now?  on: Yesterday at 11:37pm
Started by Smersh | Post by A k 9
Love it !

on Yesterday at 12:21pm, Cliff-67 wrote:
kiss grin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgkIRzulHTo

Are You Experienced ? Backwards Solo cool


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2zavD9w98E

Behind the scenes


There is just sumpin about ... about his music... that reaches out and 'touches' you .

cool


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3JsuWz4xWc


LIVE IN 67 cool





 
  Reply Quote Notify of replies

 8   General UFO & Alien Board / Re: Cicada 3301 DNA To Music coding  on: Yesterday at 8:17pm
Started by Sys_Config | Post by Sys_Config
on Yesterday at 4:26pm, cosmicjbw wrote:
Dutch reminded me of Marc Dutroux

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=marc+dutroux&t=hb&atb=v38-7bs&ia=images



Horrific stuff indeed and quite systemic..its going to be uphill dismantling these organizations..We are just sheeps for slaughter to them...we are 7 billion sheep..and only 8500 of them...I would start at the Bank of International settlements..put them all on ice.
lets not forget the 5 eyes meeting in NZ..for a known psycopath easy..for an honest person they need to turn..to more creative tools..
Blackmail is such a tool
http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Whistleblower-Edward-Snowden-Describes-The-Time-4590124.php

The former NSA/CIA employee who leaked documents about several invasive government spying programs, Edward Snowden has had growing doubts about the government for a long time, according to a interview in the Guardian.

One "formative" incident occurred around 2007, when the young technical analyst was working for the CIA under diplomatic cover in Geneva, Switzerland.

It involved a Swiss banker, as described in the Guardian:

CIA operatives were attempting to recruit a Swiss banker to obtain secret banking information. Snowden said they achieved this by purposely getting the banker drunk and encouraging him to drive home in his car. When the banker was arrested for drunk driving, the undercover agent seeking to befriend him offered to help, and a bond was formed that led to successful recruitment.

"Much of what I saw in Geneva really disillusioned me about how my government functions and what its impact is in the world," he says. "I realised that I was part of something that was doing far more harm than good."

Snowden says he thought about leaking government documents during his CIA stint in Geneva but refrained for fear that these secrets could endanger people, not machines and systems, and because he was hopeful about the election of Barack Obama.

Six years later, Snowden couldn't take it anymore.

 
  Reply Quote Notify of replies

 9   TODAY'S OFF-TOPIC NEWS / This explains a lot.  on: Yesterday at 7:38pm
Started by skizicks | Post by skizicks
I really hope they don't do this survey in the US.

https://www.studyfinds.org/change-lightbulb-household-chores-study/
 
  Reply Quote Notify of replies

 10   TODAY'S OFF-TOPIC NEWS / Re: Friday's Flurry of Power Outages  on: Yesterday at 6:40pm
Started by Swamprat | Post by Sys_Config
We seem To Have Geo Magnetic Storms and Potential Meteor strikes going on at the moment as well


 
  Reply Quote Notify of replies


Become a member of the UFO Casebook Forum today and join our more than 18,000 members.

Visit the UFO Casebook Web Site

Donate $6.99 for 50,000 Ad-Free Pageviews!

| |

This forum powered for FREE by Conforums ©
Sign up for your own Free Message Board today!
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Conforums Support | Parental Controls