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September 3, 2015

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September 3, 2015

Sep. 2, 2015 — The first study to test the skills of FBI agents and other law enforcers who have been trained in facial recognition has found they perform better than the average person or even computers on this ... read more

A Single Cocaine Dose Lowers Perceptions of Sadness and Anger

Aug. 30, 2015 — A single dose of cocaine can interfere with the ability to recognize negative emotions such as anger and sadness, according to new ... read more

Study Validates Monkey Model of Visual Perception

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new study shows that humans and rhesus monkeys have very similar abilities in recognizing objects "at a glance," validating the use of this animal model in the study of human visual ... read more

Brief Postnatal Blindness Triggers Long-Lasting Reorganization in the Brain

Aug. 20, 2015 — A brief period of postnatal visual deprivation, when early in life, drives a rewiring of the brain areas involved in visual processing, even if the visual restoration is completed well before the ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Some people find it difficult to make decisions. In a new study, neuroeconomists now reveal that the intensity of the communication between different regions of the brain dictates whether we are ... read more

Tall, Masculine Men Aged Around 35 Years Old Perceived to Be Most Dominant

Aug. 19, 2015 — Simple increases in a man's height and age automatically makes them appear more dominant, a new study suggests. Researchers used computer graphic manipulations to make subtle alterations to ... read more

Retinal Changes May Serve as Measures of Brain Pathology in Schizophrenia

Aug. 17, 2015 — Schizophrenia is associated with structural and functional alterations of the visual system, including specific structural changes in the eye. Tracking such changes may provide new measures of risk ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Generally speaking, language processing is a job for the brain's left hemisphere. That's true whether that language is spoken, written, or signed. But researchers have discovered an ... read more

Can Your Brain Control How It Loses Control?

Aug. 14, 2015 — A new study may have unlocked understanding of a mysterious part of the brain -- with implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's. The results open up new areas of research ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — A new study explains how taste and smell signals travel from a male fruit fly's sense organs into his higher brain as he assesses a potential mate. The research may provide important clues about ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, the period in which we experience vivid dreams, was discovered by scientists in the 1950s. A new study based on rare neuronal data offers the first scientific evidence ... read more

Brain Plasticity After Vision Loss Has an 'on-Off Switch'

Aug. 12, 2015 — A molecular on-off switch that controls how a mouse brain responds to vision loss has been discovered by biologists. When the switch is on, the loss of sight in one eye will be compensated by the ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Stripes might not offer protection for animals living in groups, such as zebra, as previously thought, according to research. Humans playing a computer game captured striped targets more easily than ... read more

C-Sections Could Influence Babies’ Ability to Focus

Aug. 11, 2015 — Being delivered through a caesarean section influences at least one form of babies’ ability to concentrate. It slows their spatial attention, which plays a role in how well they are able to ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — A receptor that is already a target for treating neurodegenerative disease also appears to play a key role in supporting the retina, scientists ... read more

Aug. 9, 2015 — The brains of people with epilepsy appear to react to music differently from the brains of those who do not have the disorder, a finding that could lead to new therapies to prevent seizures, ... read more

Silently Suffering from Hearing Loss Negatively Affects Quality of Life

Aug. 7, 2015 — Hearing loss in adults is under treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning, according to ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — New camera technology that reveals the world through the eyes of animals has been developed. The software, which converts digital photos to animal vision, can be used to analyze colors and patterns ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Horses and humans use similar facial expressions to communicate, according to new ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — A challenging morning meeting or an interaction with an upset client at work may affect whether we go for that extra chocolate bar at lunch. In a study, researchers placed human volunteers in a ... read more

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