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December 12, 2018

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December 12, 2018

Mothers Whose Responses to Infants' Facial Cues Increase Report Stronger Bonds With Babies

Dec. 4, 2018 — A new study examines whether pregnancy changes mothers' neural sensitivity to infants' facial cues, and whether such changes affect mother-infant bonding. The study finds that increases in ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — Using precise brain measurements, researchers predicted how people's eyes move when viewing natural scenes, an advance in understanding the human visual system that can improve a host of ... read more

As Married Couples Age, Humor Replaces Bickering

Dec. 3, 2018 — Honeymoon long over? Hang in there. A new study shows those prickly disagreements that can mark the early and middle years of marriage mellow with age as conflicts give way to humor and ... read more

How You Respond to Drama Depends on If You Are a Holistic or Analytical Thinker

Nov. 30, 2018 — Researchers showed volunteers the film My Sister's Keeper on a screen while the research subjects were lying down in an MRI scanner. The study compared the volunteers' brain activity, and ... read more

Babies Kicking in the Womb Are Creating a Map of Their Bodies

Nov. 30, 2018 — The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to 'map' their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests new research. For the study, ... read more

How Sounds Going Into Our Ears Become Words Going Through Our Brains

Nov. 29, 2018 — In a new study, researchers were able to see where in the brain, and how quickly -- in milliseconds -- the brain's neurons transition from processing the sound of speech to processing the ... read more

Music Supports the Auditory Skills of Hearing-Impaired Children

Nov. 27, 2018 — Researchers have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially ... read more

Electrical Stimulation in the Nose Induces Sense of Smell in Human Subjects

Nov. 27, 2018 — Physicians have, for the first time, induced a sense of smell in humans by using electrodes in the nose to stimulate nerves in the olfactory bulb, a structure in the brain where smell information ... read more

Touch Can Produce Detailed, Lasting Memories

Nov. 27, 2018 — Exploring objects through touch can generate detailed, durable memories for those objects, even when we don't intend to memorize the object's details, according to a new ... read more

Nov. 26, 2018 — A new study shows that parents who learn how and why to speak 'parentese' can have a direct impact on their children's ... read more

Typically Human: Babies Recognize Nested Structures Similar to Our Grammar

Nov. 21, 2018 — At a mere five months of age, babies seemingly have the ability to recognize very complex grammatical structures. That is what a research team has now ... read more

How Your Moving Brain Sees the World

Nov. 20, 2018 — What we see is not only determined by what is really there, but also depends on whether we are paying attention, whether we are moving, excited or interested. In a new study, scientists uncover that ... read more

Language Influences How Consumers Trust a Brand

Nov. 20, 2018 — Consumers make assumptions based on the language used by a brand or advertiser, and politeness does matter, say ... read more

Nov. 16, 2018 — Color can impact the taste of food, and our experiences and expectations can affect how we taste food, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest this may have implications for how food and ... read more

Making Moves and Memories, Are They Connected?

Nov. 15, 2018 — Researchers report the first direct evidence that the cerebellum does more than just control muscle activity. It also plays a role in cognitive ... read more

Nov. 15, 2018 — The more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they drink, reports a new study. The sensitivity is based on genetics. Bitterness is natural warning system to protect ... read more

Dry Eye Syndrome Slows Reading Rate, Study Suggests

Nov. 15, 2018 — Researchers report that chronic dry eye, a condition in which natural tears fail to adequately lubricate the eyes, can slow reading rate and significantly disrupt day to day tasks that require visual ... read more

How We Use Music as a Possible Sleep Aid

Nov. 14, 2018 — Many individuals use music in the hope that it fights sleep difficulties, according to a new ... read more

Eye Contact Reduces Lying

Nov. 9, 2018 — A new study found that eye contact can make us act more ... read more

Brain Activity Pattern May Be Early Sign of Schizophrenia

Nov. 8, 2018 — Neuroscientists have identified a pattern of brain activity that is correlated with development of schizophrenia, which they say could be used as marker to diagnose the disease ... read more

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