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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Pauses Can Make or Break a Conversation

Sep. 30, 2015 — Long pauses can make speech difficult to understand, but short pauses can be highly beneficial, according to linguistics ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — When faced with a change to our environment, we have to make appropriate decisions, which usually involves the orbitofrontal cortex. Yet unexpectedly, scientists have discovered that a brain region ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Tinnitus and chronic pain have more in common than their ability to afflict millions with the very real experience of 'phantom' sensations. Homing in on their structural and functional ... read more

Early Testing Can Predict Stroke Patients Who Will Develop Upper Limb Spasticity

Sep. 23, 2015 — Many stroke patients suffer from spasticity of the arm that cause pain and impaired sensorimotor function. But there are ways of identifying such patients ahead of time so that they can obtain the ... read more

Researchers Identify Possible Physiological Cause of Brain Deficits With Aging

Sep. 22, 2015 — Like scratchy-sounding old radio dials that interfere with reception, circuits in the brain that grow noisier over time may be responsible for ways in which we slow mentally as we grow old, according ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Most people can't tell their toes apart without looking. Some healthy people can 'lose' a toe if their eyes are closed. While most of us would assume we've got a pretty good idea ... read more

Benefits of Word Repetition to Infants

Sep. 21, 2015 —  New research suggests that young infants benefit from hearing words repeated by their parents. With this knowledge, parents may make conscious communication choices that could pay off in their ... read more

How the Brain Can Stop Action on a Dime

Sep. 17, 2015 — Scientists have identified the precise nerve cells that allow the brain to make a split-second change of course, like jamming on the ... read more

Not All Rhythmic Skills Are Related, Which May Have Implications for Language Ability

Sep. 16, 2015 — Tapping to a beat and remembering rhythms may not be related skills, which may also have implications for language ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — A part of the brain lost from scientific literature for over a century may be responsible for a key component of perceptionm according to a new study from the neuroscientist who was part of the team ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — Delay mechanism within elegant brain circuit consisting of just five neurons means female crickets can automatically detect chirps of males from same species. Scientists say this example of simple ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Male mice belt out love songs to females during courtship. What scientists didn't know until now is female mice sing back. Using a sophisticated array of microphones and a sound chamber he ... read more

Consumers Will Covet Control After Terrorism Strikes

Sep. 10, 2015 — If terror strikes increase in the United States, some consumers will keep buying as they always have, but others will withdraw from certain markets to minimize their risk. Researchers say the key ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Would a color by any other name be thought of in the same way, regardless of the language used to describe it? According to new research, the answer is ... read more

Scents Sell: The Sweet Smell of Success

Sep. 9, 2015 — The concept of 'olfactory branding' has been the focus of recent research, and how in some settings, such as the hotel lobby, it can supplant or augment the more traditional audiovisual ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Body maps, which show how certain parts of the brain correspond to the body's topography, have been studied extensively in adult humans and other primates. But now American researchers are among ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have shown that it's possible to reverse the behavior of an animal by flipping a switch in neuronal communication. The research provides a new approach for ... read more

Brands Are Perceived in the Same Way as Faces

Sep. 8, 2015 — A recent study on the psychology of trademarks shows that they are perceived by the same psychological mechanisms as those, which enable the recognition of faces. The survey result is particularly ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — The world might seem a little grayer than usual when we're down in the dumps and we often talk about 'feeling blue' -- new research suggests that the associations we make between ... read more

Language Acquisition: From Sounds to the Meaning

Sep. 2, 2015 — Without understanding the 'referential function' of language (words as 'verbal labels', symbolizing other things) it is impossible to learn a language. Is this implicit knowledge ... read more

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