Daily Archives: November 12, 2017

Der Spiegel reports on growing number Germans and other internationals joining Ukraine’s neo-Nazi ‘Azov battalion’

Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Azov Battalion is reportedly gaining traction in Europe, especially Germany. Over 2,500 foreign mercenaries are currently fighting on their side in eastern Ukraine – three times more than in 2014, Der Spiegel reports, citing security authorities.

That music playing in your head is a real conundrum for scientists

Researchers at EPFL can now see what happens in our brains when we hear music in our heads. The researchers hope that in time their findings will be used to help people who have lost the ability to speak.

When we listen to , different parts of our brain process different information – such as high and – so that our auditory perception of the sounds matches what we hear. It’s easy to study the of someone who is listening to a song, for instance, as we have the technology to record and analyze the neural responses that each sound produces as it is heard. It’s much more complicated, however, to try and understand what happens in our brain when we hear music in our heads without any auditory stimulation. As with analyzing real music, the brain’s responses have to be linked to a given sound. But when the music is in our heads, that sound doesn’t actually exist – or at least our ears don’t hear it. Using a novel approach, researchers with EPFL’s Defitech Foundation Chair in Human-Machine Interface (CNBI) were able to analyze what happens in our brains when we hum in our heads.

Switzerland | A day about Donbas in Geneva

On November 15 The Geneva Press Club announces public event “What future for Donbas?” devoted to “geopolitical analysis” of the war in Donbas and prospects for the future of this region for its population.

Civil war in Ukraine has started in spring of the year 2014 after uprising in Donbas region and lasts till now in position form. Numerous efforts to freeze the conflict broke due to the Kiev government rigidity.