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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 2015

Nov. 25, 2015 — A robotic bartender has to do something unusual for a machine: It has to learn to ignore some data and focus on social signals. Researchers recently investigated how a robotic bartender can ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A simple technique to measure an individual's visual processing speed -- the speed at which an individual can comprehend visual information -- has been developed in order to identify whether or ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new study reveals how the brain understands motion and still objects to help us navigate our complex visual world. The findings have a number of potential practical applications, ranging from ... read more

Sound Deprivation Leads to Irreversible Hearing Loss

Nov. 18, 2015 — Sound deprivation in adult mice causes irreversible damage to the inner ear. The findings suggest that chronic conductive hearing loss, such as that caused by recurrent ear infections, leads to ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Neuroscientists, food scientists and internationally-renowned chefs convened at the University of Kentucky recently to explore ways to help patients with neurologically-related taste impairments ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Researchers have increased our understanding of how people and animals deal with sensorimotor delay in day-to-day interactions by analyzing the hunting skills of ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new study has found pigeons performed as well as humans in categorizing digitized slides and mammograms of benign and malignant human breast ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Watching 3-D images of tongue movements can help individuals learn speech sounds, a new study has demonstrated. Researchers say the findings could be especially helpful for stroke patients seeking to ... read more

Music-Making for the Deaf

Nov. 18, 2015 — A researcher is exploring new ways to enhance the experience of deaf musicians with new visual and touch techniques. Alongside vibrations, visual indictors will appear on a digital display that ... read more

Hallucinations Linked to Differences in Brain Structure

Nov. 17, 2015 — People diagnosed with schizophrenia who are prone to hallucinations are likely to have structural differences in a key region of the brain compared to both healthy individuals and people diagnosed ... read more

Brain Scans Illuminate Emotional Response to Sound

Nov. 16, 2015 — Noisy gymnasiums, restaurants where conversations are nearly impossible and concert halls less than perfect for the music are all acoustical problems. Now acoustical engineers are using functional ... read more

Parkinson Drug May Prevent, Delay AMD

Nov. 13, 2015 — A significant discovery has been made that might lead to the delay or prevention of the most common cause of blindness in the elderly: age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients who take the ... read more

Rare Facial Paralysis Gives Researchers New Insights Into Social Interaction

Nov. 13, 2015 — Persons with facial paralysis or permanently disfigured faces often experience difficulties in their social interactions because they lack facial expressivity. A study of teenagers with the rare ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — When people are listening to music, their emotional reactions to the music are reflected in changes in their pupil size. Researchers now show for the first time that both the emotional content of the ... read more

Faster Brain Waves Make Shorter Gaps in Visual Stream

Nov. 10, 2015 — 'Blink and you'll miss it' isn't only for eyelids. The human brain also blinks, dropping a few frames of visual information here and there. Those lapses of attention come fast -- ... read more

Taste Perception Is Influenced by Extreme Noise Conditions

Nov. 10, 2015 — Scientists examined the influence of the extreme noise conditions encountered during flight on the five basic tastes. They found that noise condition had no influence on intensity ratings for salty, ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Few visual impressions can be compared to humans' interest for faces. New research suggests that our brain rewards us for looking at pretty ... read more

Gaucher Disease May Protect Against Parkinson's Disease-Related Color Visual Impairment

Nov. 10, 2015 — Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients have a five-fold greater risk of carrying genetic mutations in the ?-glucocerebrosidase gene (GBA), which are commonly associated with Gaucher disease (GD). ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Some nerve cells in the inner ear can signal tissue damage in a way similar to pain-sensing nerve cells in the body, according to new research. If the finding, discovered in rats, is confirmed in ... read more

Langauge: Automated Tool for Dialect Analysis

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists have created an automatic speech analysis tool that pushes the technological envelope for what types of sociolinguistic dialect research are ... read more

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