Australia Day; it’s snags on the barbie, mozzies, long necks, Akubra hats and that all Aussie sun blazing through our SPF 50+. But what is it that makes good ol’ Straya so unique? Well, it’s the accent of course.
Women are less likely to trust robots who stare at them.Research by Dr Chris Stanton, a roboticist at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, (Western Sydney University) investigated if the same physical elements that made humans trust one another could be applied to robotics.
We all know what it’s like to forget something. A loved one’s birthday. A childhood memory. Even people capable of extraordinary memory feats – say, memorising the order of a deck of cards in less than 20 seconds – will still forget where they left their keys. People, it seems, are never in complete control of their memories.
Through the subconscious mechanism of babytalk, a parent's voice can offer encouragement, discipline or comfort, and according to new research findings, it can even facilitate early language development in infants.
We hear with our ears but we listen with our brains. According to Western Sydney University PhD student, Julie Beadle, when it comes to hearing in noisy environments, what we see can impact what we understand.