Linköping University

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Dogs mirror owner’s stress

Researchers identify an interspecies correlation between hair cortisol concentrations in humans and dogs during summer and winter months. The cortisol levels were not affected by the amount of activity the dog had during these periods. The study reveals a seasonal effect in higher cortisol levels between humans and animals, and human personality traits significantly affected the dog's level of stress. Findings suggest that dogs often mirror the stress levels of their owners.... Read More...
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Learning Transistor Mimics the Brain

Researchers have developed an evolvable electrochemical transistor which has the ability to learn. The transistor is equipped with the ability for both long and short term memory. The new technology is a major step towards machine learning that utilizes organic electronics, the researchers report. ... Read More...