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  • Impact of a Gamification Learning System on the Academic Performance of Mechanical Engineering Students 

    Pàmies Vilà, Rosa; Fabregat Sanjuan, Albert; Puig Ortiz, Joan; Jordi Nebot, Lluïsa; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (Tempus Publications, 2022-09-20)
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    This study examines the effects of using a gamification tool as a teaching strategy. Specifically, Kahoot! is evaluated as a tool for enhancing student learning. The activities were part of the laboratory sessions of the ...
  • Compression principle and Zipf’s Law of brevity in infochemical communication 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio; González Torre, Iván (2022-07)
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    Compression has been presented as a general principle of animal communication. Zipf’s Law of brevity is a manifestation of this postulate and can be generalized as the tendency of more frequent communicative elements to ...
  • Desvelando los misterios de las feromonas 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio; González Torre, Iván (2022-09-01)
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    Aunque a los humanos nos llame más la atención todo lo audiovisual, la mayor parte de la comunicación que se da en los seres vivos se realiza mediante señales químicas. La vida es química, más que cualquier otra cosa. La ...
  • Exploring forward-thinking technology perspectives of sustainable development for the year 2030 in the identity of engineering students 

    Fernández López, Manuel (2022)
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    This study focuses on the identity of engineering students, to explore their future perspectives and the presence of a vision of technology in the transition to sustainable development. Students from universities in Norway ...
  • Towards a long-term sustainable development vision in the self: a study with engineering students 

    Fernández López, Manuel (2021)
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    The objective of this study was the identification of the presence of a sustainable development vision (year 2030) in engineering students. The focus was on the self, related to the reflection and self-knowledge of the ...
  • Speech pause distribution as an early marker for Alzheimer’s disease 

    Pastoriza-Domínguez, Patricia; González Torre, Ivan; Diéguez-Vide, Faustino; Gómez Ruiz, María Isabel; Geladó Muñoz, Sandra; Bello-López, Joan; Ávila-Rivera, Asunción; Matías-Guiu, Jordi; Pytel Córdoba, Vanesa; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (2022-01)
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    Background: Pause duration analysis is a common feature in the study of discourse in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) since this patient group has shown a consistent trend for longer pauses in comparison to healthy controls. This ...
  • La reflexión tecnoética a través del cine de ciencia ficción 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio (2021)
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    La tecnoética estudia los aspectos morales y éticos de la tecnología en la sociedad, en un sentido amplio: nos incumben tanto el diseño como la creación y el uso de la tecnología. Si seguimos la poliédrica definición de ...
  • Zipf’s laws of meaning in Catalan 

    Catala Roig, Neus; Baixeries i Juvillà, Jaume; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Padró, Lluís; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2021-12-16)
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    In his pioneering research, G. K. Zipf formulated a couple of statistical laws on the relationship between the frequency of a word with its number of meanings: the law of meaning distribution, relating the frequency of a ...
  • Infographics, a better medium than plain text for increasing knowledge 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Morera Vidal, Francesc (2022)
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    Infographics in social networks present more elaborate proposals than simple text. In this study we analyze the general patterns of Twitter infographic messages to determine its main characteristics. Subsequently, we ...
  • Más allá de la teoría de la mente: nuevos modelos desde la lingüística cognitiva 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio (Prensa científica, 2021-09)
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    La idea de que nuestros actos lingüísticos nos ubican socialmente no es nada nueva: de hecho, nuestro idiolecto nos delata doquiera que vayamos. Así, al menos en nuestra lengua materna, somos capaces de detectar con más o ...
  • Desnudar la inteligencia artificial mientras la vestimos 

    Hernández Fernández, Antonio (2021-09)
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    ¿Qué es la inteligencia artificial? ¿Qué sesgos o ideologías políticas propaga, y para quién? ¿Qué coste ambiental tiene? ¿Debería limitarse su uso? Tras la publicación de "Atlas of AI" de Kate Crawford (Yale Univ. Press, ...
  • Can Menzerath’s law be a criterion of complexity in communication? 

    González Torre, Ivan; Debowski, Lukasz; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2021-08-20)
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    Menzerath’s law is a quantitative linguistic law which states that, on average, the longer is a linguistic construct, the shorter are its constituents. In contrast, Menzerath-Altmann’s law (MAL) is a precise mathematical ...

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