Greetings Citizens,

Arena Commander V0.9.1 is now live! You can now update your copy of Star Citizen through the launcher client. This update being numerous improvements to Arena Commander as well as the first implementation of customizable keybindings.

  • The SLI/Crossfire fix represents our efforts to provide the best Arena Commander experience we can for all users. We still need feedback and the diligence of our community to assist us in perfecting the implementation but we believe this is a step forward in that effort.
  • Customizable Keybindings is a feature our backers have wanted and now we can share the first step in our vision. Backers will be able to customize their controls to feel more comfortable dogfighting and racing. We will be implementing improvements in the future but with this release we wanted to give our community the first taste of where control in Star Citizen is heading. Control customization currently allows you to remap a subset of actions oriented towards ship navigation. It supports keyboard and mouse, controller devices and joysticks/HOTAS setups. It allows for customization of discrete and continuous (axis) outputs. Going forward, we’ll be working to add device specific options (sensitivity, axis inversions, dead zones and the like), the ability to host multiple control profiles, the ability to remove bindings, setting actions as single or double-taps and binding actions to a different set of keys on the same device.
  • Backers may now select what ships appear in their Hangars! You can do this through the RSI website under Account and then My Hangar.

These are just some of the bigger ways we are improving Star Citizen but by no means the complete list. For list of fixes in Arena Commander V0.9.1 please read here

Our team is constantly taking community feedback into account and we are all working hard to make YOUR game, the game we all want to play. Thank you Citizens for your continued support and dedication to the ‘Verse.

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A ‘hands-on’ approach could help babies develop spatial awareness

A study from the Department of Psychology published today found:

  • Changes in the way the brain processes touch in the first year of life
  • Babies start keeping track of their hands are when their arms move around from 8 months
  • Crossing the hands confuses the mind in young babies
  • The way we perceive touch in the outside world develops in the first year of life

The research, from Goldsmiths’ InfantLab, suggested that babies’ tactile experiences could be important for developing their sense of place in the world around them.

The InfantLab research team carried out their study on 66 babies aged from six to ten months old.

Babies felt harmless ‘buzzes’ on their arms

In the study, babies felt little tactile ‘buzzes’ on their hands first with their arms in an uncrossed position and then in a crossed position, while their brain activity was recorded through an EEG (electroencephalography) sensor net.

This is one of the first pieces of research to focus on the development of ‘touch perception’, which is crucial for investigating how babies learn to perceive how their own bodies fit into the world around them.

Dr Andy Bremner, InfantLab Director, explained: “We discovered that it takes time for babies to build up good mechanisms for perceiving how they fit into the outside world. Specifically, early on they do not appear to perceive the ways in which the body changes when their limbs, in this case their arms, move around.” 

Dr Silvia Rigato, researcher on the project, commented: “The vast majority of previous studies on infant perception has focussed on what babies perceive of a visual environment on a screen and out of reach, giving us a picture of what babies can do and understand when in couch potato mode.”

“Our research has taken this a step further. As adults we need good maps of where our bodies and limbs are in order to be able to act and move around competently. It seems these take time to develop in the first year, and we didn’t know that before.”

The full research paper ‘The neural basis of somatosensory remapping develops in human infancy’ was published in the journal Current Biology.