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April 29, 2017

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Apr. 20, 2017 — Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to ... read more

Repeating Non-Verbs as Well as Verbs Can Boost the Syntactic Priming Effect

Apr. 17, 2017 — Repetition of non-verbs as well as verbs can boost the effect of syntactic priming, i.e. the likelihood of people reproducing the structure of the utterance they have just ... read more

Despite Relatively Less Distraction from Head-Up Displays, It's Still a Bad Idea to Text While Driving

Apr. 13, 2017 — Advances in wearable technology offer new possibilities for in-vehicle interaction but also present new challenges for managing driver attention and regulating device use in ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — A team of engineers has combined nanoparticles, aerosol science and locusts in new proof-of-concept research that could someday vastly improve drug delivery to the brain, making it as simple as a ... read more

Catch Me If You Can: Scientists Discover Neurons That Control Willingness to Mate in Female Fruit Flies

Apr. 12, 2017 — Scientists used advanced genetic and behavioral tools to establish that walking speed is in fact a key indicator of female's receptivity and discover neurons that control mating in the brain of ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favor of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races, two new studies ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they'll startle significantly less; by the third time, they'll barely startle at all. ... read more

Innovative Model for the Study of Vision

Apr. 11, 2017 — For the first time, research shows that the progressive processing of the visual signal underlying human object recognition is similarly implemented in the rat brain, thus extending the range of ... read more

New Chemical Composition of 'Poppers' Linked to Retinal Damage

Apr. 10, 2017 — The new chemical composition of the legal high 'poppers' is linked to retinal damage at the back of the eye, finds a small ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Listeners are most likely to tune in when a speaker delivers the most emotional peaks of his/her narrative, as revealed by synchronous pupil dilation patterns of speakers and listeners due to shared ... read more

Scientists Make Strides Explaining How We Discern Language

Apr. 10, 2017 — Perhaps you have been thinking of taking a foreign language course and are undecided whether to take an evening or morning class. Adding to your indecision: You are concerned about your ability to ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — The ability to distinguish objects in peripheral vision varies significantly between individuals, finds new research. For example, some people are better at spotting things above their center of ... read more

Negative Sounds Emphasized in Burned-out Brains

Apr. 10, 2017 — Many people experience symptoms of burnout that include exhaustion, cynicism and reduced professional efficacy and often also difficulties in concentration and memory. The results of a new study ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Weakening communication between two parts of the brain in mice reduced their fear levels, report investigators. This research may one day help extinguish traumatic memories in humans -- for example, ... read more

Why Did We See 'the Dress' Differently? The Answer Lies in the Shadows, New Research Finds

Apr. 7, 2017 — When 'the dress' went viral in 2015, millions were divided on its true colors: gold and white or black and blue? In a new study, an neuroscientist concludes that these differences in ... read more

Apr. 7, 2017 — Humans are able to interpret the behavior of others by attributing mental states to them (and to themselves). By adopting the perspectives of other persons, they can assume their emotions, needs and ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Researchers have recently found an algorithmic approach to automatically improve the design of scatterplots by exploiting models and measures of human ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — The human body's peripheral nervous system could be capable of interpreting its environment and modulating pain, neuroscientists have established, after successfully studying how rodents reacted ... read more

Finger Prosthesis Provides Clues to Brain Health

Apr. 4, 2017 — The aim of a new study was to analyze how the brain interprets information from a virtual experience of touch, created by a finger prosthesis with artificial sensation. The result was – completely ... read more

Helping the Retina Regenerate

Mar. 31, 2017 — A new report gives recommendations for regenerating retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), crucial neurons in the back of the eye that carry visual information to the ... read more

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