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May 24, 2016

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May 24, 2016

The 'Echoverse': New Way to Think About Brand-Consumer Interactions

May 16, 2016 — Most studies of the interactions between companies and consumers look at one piece of the puzzle: Advertising or social media or news coverage or 'consumer sentiment' as measured in ... read more

Reading an Opponent's Face Gives the Edge in Martial Arts

May 10, 2016 — There's more to excelling in the combat sport of taekwondo than just being able to produce well-aimed kicks or punches. A participant's skill at reading the emotions on an opponent's ... read more

When the Physical World Is Unreliable

May 10, 2016 — New study sheds further light on the idea that schizophrenia is a sensory disorder and that individuals with the condition are impaired in their ability to process stimuli from the outside world. The ... read more

Our Brain Suppresses Perception Related to Heartbeat, for Our Own Good

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that the human brain suppresses the sensory effects of the heartbeat. They believe that this mechanism prevents internal sensations from interfering with the brain's ... read more

Children With Autism Learn New Words Much Like Others Do, Study Finds

May 3, 2016 — Children with autism are capable of learning new words the same way any child would—by following someone’s gaze as they name an object. They just take longer to pick up the skill, new research ... read more

Neuroscientists Find Evidence for 'Visual Stereotyping'

May 2, 2016 — The stereotypes we hold can influence our brain's visual system, prompting us to see others' faces in ways that conform to these stereotypes, neuroscientists have ... read more

Salts in the Brain Control Our Sleep-Wake Cycle

Apr. 29, 2016 — A new epoch-making discovery has been made, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake. This discovery ... read more

How Old Do You Look? Study Finds an Answer in Our Genes

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have found a gene that helps explain why some people appear more youthful than others. The gene is well known for producing red hair and pale skin. Now, it appears that variation in this ... read more

Brain Cells Divide the Work to Recognize Bodies

Apr. 28, 2016 — Specific regions of the brain are specialized in recognizing bodies of animals and human beings. By measuring the electrical activity per cell, scientists have shown that the individual brain cells ... read more

From Retina to Cortex: An Unexpected Division of Labor

Apr. 28, 2016 — By using imaging technologies that allow visualization of the ON and OFF response regions of hundreds of individual cortical neurons, researchers have discovered that fine scale retinal spatial ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Scientists have been studying how visual space is mapped in the cerebral cortex for many decades under the assumption that the map is equal for lights and darks. Surprisingly, recent work ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — What if a map of the brain could help us decode people's inner thoughts? Scientists have taken a step in that direction by building a 'semantic atlas' that shows in vivid colors and ... read more

Emotion Detector: Facial Expression Recognition to Improve Learning, Gaming

Apr. 27, 2016 — A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry. New research describes such a system that is ... read more

Listening to the Radio Could Impair Drivers' Concentration

Apr. 27, 2016 — Listening to traffic reports on the radio could be bad for your driving – you could even miss an elephant standing by the side of the ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The first small molecule targeted therapy for progressive hearing loss has been developed in a mouse model of USH3, an USH classified by progressive loss of hearing and vision starting in the first ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — New research shows that play sessions with music improved babies' brain processing of both music and new speech ... read more

Meaning of Brain Scans for 'Pain' Called Into Question

Apr. 25, 2016 — Patterns of brain activity thought to show pain responses have been called into question after researchers saw such patterns in rare patients born without a sense of pain. The study was designed to ... read more

Hearing Aid Use Is Associated With Improved Cognitive Function in Hearing-Impaired Elderly

Apr. 25, 2016 — Older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing, new research ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Hearing socially meaningful sounds can change the ear and enable it to better detect those sounds, according to researchers who studied the phenomenon in green ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Open the box of that new smartphone. Oops, it feels differently from expectations based on what you'd seen. Embrace it or be disappointed? Your reaction is likely tied to your perception of the ... read more

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