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Susan Bywater

Is an award winning freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories about social justice and environmental issues. Her first book, Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World (University of Regina Press) was released in early March 2002.

Neuroscientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered a focal pathway in the brain that when electrically stimulated causes immediate laughter, followed by a sense of calm and happiness, even during awake brain surgery. The effects of stimulation were observed in an epilepsy patient undergoing diagnostic monitoring for seizure diagnosis. These effects were then harnessed to help her complete a separate awake brain surgery two days later.

The behavioral effects of direct electrical stimulation of the cingulum bundle, a white matter tract in the brain, were confirmed in two other epilepsy patients undergoing diagnostic monitoring. The findings are scheduled for publication in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Videos of the effects of cingulum bundle stimulation are available, with the patient’s identity obscured.

In the last two years a great variety of intelligent speakers emerged, that is: speakers that integrate a virtual assistant such as Siri, Alexa or the Google Assistant (Google Assistant).

Now, these assistants are different devices, among them, for example, there is the Google Assistant that is in the phones that have Android Marshmallow (6.0) and onwards.

With this in mind, it is possible to convert a traditional speaker into a smart speaker. You only need to have a mobile with the Google Assistant and follow the following steps:

To know if the mobile integrates the Wizard, simply hold the Home button pressed for a few seconds and say “Ok, Google” to summon it.

In order for the assistant to be attentive to the user’s voice commands, you have to enter the cell configuration menu (by clicking on the nut icon) then go to Google / Search, the assistant and there activate the Voice Match option.

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