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Where are Ontario’s breweries?

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A breakdown of Ontario’s 204 breweries by city or town (current as of publishing date).   Need more information? Visit the Ontario Brewers Directory

The post Where are Ontario’s breweries? appeared first on Ontario Beverage Network.

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Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence

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US President Barack Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks
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Deaf people use their auditory cortex to process visual rhythms

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The image shows a 180-area multimodal human cortical parcellation on the left and right hemisphere surfaces. Colors indicate the extent to which the areas are associated in the resting state with auditory (red), sensation (green), visual (blue). (The brain, continuing to amaze us.) (credit: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature18933.html)

The brain can reorganize itself in the face of a traumatic injury or a sensory disability. For example, in deaf mammals, the auditory processing neurons of the brain may be rewired to handle other stimuli. But we haven’t been able to figure out if this reorganization is task-specific—will the circuits be recruited to do the same tasks?—or more general.

A recent study published in PNAS suggests that, in at least one case, these brain circuits are repurposed for a similar task. When deaf people were asked to interpret visual rhythms (represented by a flashing light), the same auditory processing regions used to listen to rhythms were activated.

This study used fMRI to look at the brain activation of both congenitally deaf subjects and those with normal hearing. While in the fMRI machine, all subjects were asked to discriminate between different rhythms of flashing lights. As a control, all subjects were also asked to look at a light that flashed with a regular, predictable pattern. Hearing subjects were then asked to discriminate between different auditory rhythms as well. As a control, these subjects were asked to listen to a similar noise occurring in a regular, consistent pattern.

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Yes, it’s reasonable to call 2016 the worst year ever

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Many years were measurably worse, but problems are now unprecedentedly amplified.

The post Yes, it’s reasonable to call 2016 the worst year ever appeared first on AlphaBeatic.

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49 days ago
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"...George Gerbner coined a phrase for this phenomenon back in the 1970s, when television news was beginning to permeate the popular consciousness. “Mean World Syndrome” is when you believe the world is worse than it really is thanks to overstimulation by media."
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Adjective Foods

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Contains 100% of your recommended daily allowance!
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62 days ago
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I would buy all of these things.
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The sad reality of Canadian cellphone prices in one chart

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Sky-high per-gigabyte costs are contributing to considerably lower data usage, report finds.

The post The sad reality of Canadian cellphone prices in one chart appeared first on AlphaBeatic.

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62 days ago
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LOL!
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