It sounds that current human beings are communicated orally. Any human speech can be encoded with very high accuracy in 8kb/sec data rate.

Now let us assume that we have two persons, the first person speaks and the second person listens. If the listener captures everything without any loss, the effective data transmission rate between these two users is roughly 8kb/sec.

I have now two questions

  1. Will human beings evolve to have brain to brain communication (without any electronic interface)?

  2. If yes, what will there be the data rate limit of Brain to Brain communication?

This will also raise a question whether the original purpose of “mouth” is for communication or not?

Any insight is appreciated.

I am currently doing research and expect to get a good letter from my supervisor, I’ve done two work terms and will get ecstatic recommendations from there. I understand that ivy-league schools are more-or-less out of reach, especially given the fact that the school I’m currently going to is not prestigious.

Can I expect to get into a better school than I’m currently going to (Dalhousie University), given my academic and professional history? What sorts of schools should I be looking at, and what would I expect to gain over staying where I am now?

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I have to conduct some interviews for my PhD with people from industry.
I need them to review my proposed method in order to validate it.
However, I might need to send my work to those who I cannot conduct the interviews with them face to face. So how can I ensure the copyrights of my work? I am going to publish the method and the results right after I finish the interviews but how can I ensure that my work is not going to be used or sent to others before I publish it.

I’m a grad students on the academic job market (social sciences, US). Many postings ask for 1-2 writing samples. Is it ever appropriate to send in a paper that has a co-author? I do have other sole-authored products I can send in (book chapter, manuscript under review), but this is the only work that’s been published in a well known journal in the field. (I was second author.) Would committees rather see co-authored published work or is there a large premium on sole authored writing samples?

Recently, my paper has been accepted in a journal(ENDM). They asked to reduce the number of pages. When I used their template, it exceeded the number of pages allowed. I tried my best to reduce the number of pages, but no use.
Can I reduce/change the margins given in the template of a journal to reduce the number of pages. Is it ethical to do so? Will they reject my manuscript?
(manuscript has been accepted after minor changes).

I am in the middle of my master studies in math and need to decide which subject I want to choose for my master thesis, geometry or statistics. I have the following questions:

Is it possible to start the PhD (say in statistics) in a different subject as the master/master thesis (say in geometry)?

What actions would you recommand, if I want to change the subject? (e.g. first taking a job in statistical area before starting a PhD in this subject)

Would it make sense to do another master in statistics?

I thought going from the more theoretical subject geometry to the more applied subject statistics more “natural”.
Note that I have in both subjects, geometry and statistics, at least 30 Credits, but my studies (also my Bachelor) is more focused on geometry.

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Does this (somehow) include ResearchGate?