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Aug. 19, 2016 — Researchers are investigating motor learning by studying the golfer's steady gaze. Not only can the researchers measure what advantages professionals have over novices: in their studies, they ... read more

The Surprising Side Effect of Kissing Up at Work

Aug. 16, 2016 — Kissing up to your boss doesn't just impact your relationship with your supervisor, it can influence your co-workers, as well, suggests new ... read more

Virtual World Improves Communication Following Stroke, Says Study

Aug. 12, 2016 — A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to ... read more

Neuron Unites 2 Theoretical Models on Motion Detection

Aug. 10, 2016 — Computation of motion by T4 cells in the fly brain more complex than previously ... read more

New Study Confirms Adage That With Age Comes Wisdom

Aug. 8, 2016 — Older adults are better at interpreting the correct slope of a hill than young adults, which researchers believe is because of greater life ... read more

New Model Recreates Early Spread of Parkinson's Disease in the Brain

Aug. 8, 2016 — They're two of the biggest mysteries in Parkinson's disease research -- where does the disease start? And how can it be stopped early in the ... read more

Survey: Vision Health a Priority

Aug. 4, 2016 — Most respondents across all ethnic and racial groups surveyed described loss of eyesight as the worst ailment that could happen to them when ranked against other conditions including loss of limb, ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Visual prosthetics, or bionic eyes, are soon becoming a reality, as researchers make strides in strategies to reactivate parts of the brain that process visual information in people affected by ... read more

Alcohol Advertising Linked to Adolescent Drinking

Aug. 2, 2016 — A new study finds that exposure to several different types of alcohol marketing is positively associated with the amount and frequency of drinking among adolescents across ... read more

Rat Whiskers Shed Light on How Neurons Communicate Touch

Aug. 2, 2016 — Mathematical and mechanical modeling shows that whisker sensory neurons fundamentally encode mechanical ... read more

Aug. 1, 2016 — For the first time novel expression sites in the brain have been identified for a gene which is associated with motor neuron disease and frontotemporal ... read more

July 29, 2016 — A new study, which followed 180 pre-term infants from birth to age seven, found that babies who were fed more breast milk within the first 28 days of life had had larger volumes of certain regions of ... read more

The Feel of Food

July 28, 2016 — Some people love avocados. Others hate them. For many of the latter, the fruit's texture is the source of their intense dislike. What gives? A team of biologists has now discovered the cellular ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Music can influence how much you like the taste of beer, according to a new ... read more

Websites With History Can Be Just as Conversational as Chatting With a Person

July 28, 2016 — A website with search and interaction history can be just as engaging as chatting with an online human agent, or robot helper, according to ... read more

July 28, 2016 — By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers were able to see the neural changes associated with ... read more

The Eyes Are the Window Into the Brain

July 27, 2016 — Insight into how neurons in the cerebellum respond to rapid eye movements may provide clues for modern medical ... read more

July 26, 2016 — Our hands are highly developed grasping organs that are in continuous use. Long before we stir our first cup of coffee in the morning, our hands have executed a multitude of grasps. Directing a pen ... read more

Hearing Test May Identify Autism Risk

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech. The findings could ultimately be used as a way to identify children at ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A team of neuroscientists proposes a new theory -- backed by data from people, animal models and computational simulation -- to explain how beta waves emerge in the ... read more

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