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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Companies Must Adapt Internal Communication as Demographics Change, Study Finds

Feb. 9, 2016 — As baby boomers retire and an increasing number of millennials enter the workforce, internal communicators must adapt to accommodate the shift of generations, the rise of internal social media and ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies, according to researchers. They also found that music is effective, but to a lesser ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — A new study helps explain how fruit flies get their keen sense of smell. Researchers have identified a set of genetic control switches that interact early in a fly's development to generate ... read more

Closed-Loop Stimulation Promises Fewer Side Effects

Feb. 2, 2016 — Could potential side effects in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease with stimulation be avoided with a closed-loop approach, which constantly adapts to the symptoms? This is one of the key ... read more

Virtual Reality Makes Its Best Users the Most Queasy

Jan. 29, 2016 — In a twist of virtual fate, people with the best 3-D vision are also the people most likely to suffer from motion sickness while using virtual reality displays. Researchers demonstrated this irony by ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Hearing loss, if left untreated, can lead to serious emotional and social consequences, reduced job performance and diminished quality of life. Untreated hearing loss also can interfere with ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Two secrets of one of the brain's most enigmatic regions have finally been revealed. In a pair of studies, scientists have discovered a specific neural circuit that controls walking, and they ... read more

Brain's 'Amplifier' Compensates for Lost Inner Ear Function

Jan. 28, 2016 — Researchers have described, for the first time, the adult brain's ability to compensate for a near-complete loss of auditory nerve fibers that link the ear to the brain. The findings suggest ... read more

Soundscape Approach Integrating Noise Mapping Techniques: Case Study from the UK

Jan. 28, 2016 — Noise pollution affects a large number of Europeans becoming quickly one of the most underrated environmental problems that take severe toll on human health. It can affect people in both ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — For rats, which use their whiskers to feel out their surroundings at night, clumps of nerve endings called mechanoreceptors located at the base of each whisker act as tiny calculators, new research ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Ultrasonic sensors, batteries, and pressure pads are parts of the novel system that can be put on the head like a hat or headband. Decreasing or increasing pressure provides the person wearing the ... read more

Wearing Glasses Improves Reading Fluency for Kids With 'High' Astigmatism

Jan. 27, 2016 — For children with severe astigmatism, wearing glasses to correct blurred vision can significantly improve accurate reading speed, reports a new study. Astigmatism is a common condition causing ... read more

Stress Inhibits Spatial Perception

Jan. 27, 2016 — Neuroscientists have investigated the effects of stress on the perception of scenes and faces. In a behavioral study, they compared the results of stressed participants with those of an unstressed ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — A study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with ... read more

Study Details Source of Mental Problems Associated With MS

Jan. 26, 2016 — A study sheds new light on multiple sclerosis, specifically damage in the brain caused by the disease that may explain the slow and continuous cognitive decline that many patients experience. The ... read more

Brain’s Wiring Connected to Sensory Processing Disorder

Jan. 26, 2016 — Researchers have found that boys and girls with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have altered pathways for brain connectivity when compared to typically developing children, and the difference ... read more

Why Mistakes Slow Us Down, but Not Necessarily for the Better

Jan. 21, 2016 — Taking more time to make decisions after a mistake arises from a mixture of adaptive neural mechanisms that improve the accuracy and maladaptive mechanisms that reduce it, neuroscientists have found. ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — A new study sheds light on how the brain fills in the gaps of how we visually perceive the world around ... read more

Testosterone Influences Regulation of Emotions in Psychopath's Brain

Jan. 21, 2016 — Psychopaths exhibit reduced control over their emotional actions, brain research has demonstrated. Researchers have now discovered that the quantity of testosterone a person produces influences the ... read more

Research on Worms Reveals How the Brain Compensates for Sensory Loss and Points to Its Early Evolutionary Roots

Jan. 20, 2016 — A new study has revealed that the brain’s compensatory mechanism (known as cross-modal plasticity) -- when some senses are enhanced following the loss of other sensory input -- is a basic feature ... read more

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