Neuroscience

Measuring the 'reality' in virtual reality

You are on a Zoom call when suddenly the audio lags behind the video. Your colleague's lips move, but it looks like a dubbed movie—a minor inconvenience. Yet this minor issue is quite detrimental for scientific experiments ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why your kids know when you're trying to put on a brave face

It's 7:30am on a Monday morning and you're trying to get your little darlings out of the house for school. The week has only just begun but already you can feel your temper being tested: your children appear to be physically ...

Neuroscience

Study finds hidden emotions in the sound of words

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it's common to feel stress levels rise every time we hear the word "virus." But new Cornell-led research reveals that the sound of the word itself was likely to raise your blood pressure—even ...

Neuroscience

Research shows hearing persists at end of life

Hearing is widely thought to be the last sense to go in the dying process. Now UBC researchers have evidence that some people may still be able to hear while in an unresponsive state at the end of their life.

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