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October 28, 2016

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October 28, 2016

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Oct. 24, 2016 — Visual hallucinations ... everyone has heard of them, and many people have experienced the sensation of "seeing" something that isn't there. But studying the phenomenon of ... read more

Would People Be Happier (and Healthier) If We Could Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

Oct. 21, 2016 — At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can't enjoy ... read more

Foster Care Children at Much Greater Risk of Physical, Mental Health Problems

Oct. 17, 2016 — Children who have been in the U.S. foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems – ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and ... read more

How Neuroscience Can Benefit the Learning and Performance of Music

Oct. 14, 2016 — Understanding the factors that impact on brain development and brain function in musicians can empower music teachers to unlock each learner’s full potential, a new study ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Whether we feel scared or pleased in an environment and how we explore it is down to our combined perception of space and of our bodies, according to new research conducted in a virtual reality ... read more

Link Found Between Marriage Attitudes, Risky Sexual Behaviors Across Ethnic Groups

Oct. 13, 2016 — Attitudes and desires about marriage can place young people on trajectories toward or away from healthy sexual behaviors, research has found. This is the first study to investigate links between ... read more

Perceived Obesity Causes Lower Body Satisfaction for Women Than Men, Study Shows

Oct. 11, 2016 — ‘Owning’ an obese body produces significantly lower body satisfaction for females than males, scientists have found. In the first study of its kind investigating healthy individuals and their ... read more

New Study Finds 'Amplifier' Helps Make Connections in the Fetal Brain

Oct. 11, 2016 — Early neural connections are sparse, weak, and unreliable. Now researchers have discovered that fetal brains use a special amplifier in order to transmit ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — A causative gene for a highly common type of hearing loss (sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL) has been identified by a group of researchers, who successfully replicated the condition using a ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Dance and music training have even stronger effects on the brain than previously understood -- but in markedly different ways, say ... read more

Ability to Process Speech Declines With Age

Oct. 4, 2016 — Researchers have found clues to the causes of age-related hearing loss. The ability to track and understand speech in both quiet and noisy environments deteriorates due in part to speech processing ... read more

Dead Salmon, Bugs and Brain Scans: Can We Ever Reach a Consensus in Neuroscience Research?

Oct. 4, 2016 — Brain scans involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have been a media darling for two decades. Images of brains lighting up to external stimuli have proved irresistible and have helped ... read more

Developing Brain Regions in Children Hardest Hit by Sleep Deprivation

Oct. 4, 2016 — The effects of acute sleep deprivation in children has been the focus of new study for the first time. They discovered that the brain in five to 12-year-olds responds differently to sleep deprivation ... read more

Brain Diseases Manifest in the Retina of the Eye

Oct. 3, 2016 — Diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) may manifest as pathological changes in the retina of the eye. Research now shows that retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes. ... read more

Dopamine, Facial Recognition Connected, Shows Study

Oct. 3, 2016 — A link between the dopamine neurotransmitter system in the brain and an individual’s ability to recognize faces has been uncovered by new research. Dopamine is the "feel-good" chemical ... read more

Brain Diseases Manifest in the Retina of the Eye

Oct. 3, 2016 — Diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) may manifest as pathological changes in the retina of the eye. Research shows that retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes. Findings ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Faces are as unique as fingerprints and can reveal a great deal of information about our health, personalities, age, and feelings. Researchers recently discovered adolescents begin to view faces ... read more

Beauty of Standing out in a Crowd: Attractiveness Judged According to Who We Are With, Research Shows

Sep. 29, 2016 — Judgements of attractiveness vary depending on who is nearby, and how good-looking they are in comparison, research shows. A person will rank higher on a scale of attractiveness when compared ... read more

Why We Prize Authenticity, but Buy Something Else

Sep. 29, 2016 — Being lauded is not the same as being liked. And marketers should take this into account, suggests a new ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — There is much going on around us all the time, phenomena that we perceive with our different senses, which send information to the brain. This complication is solved by an ancient part of the ... read more

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