Neuroscience

Action video games improve vision

Video games that involve high levels of action, such as first-person-shooter games, increase a player's real-world vision, according to research in today's Nature Neuroscience.

Neuroscience

New MRI sensor can image activity deep within the brain

Calcium is a critical signaling molecule for most cells, and it is especially important in neurons. Imaging calcium in brain cells can reveal how neurons communicate with each other; however, current imaging techniques can ...

Cardiology

New technology gives unprecedented look inside capillaries

More than 40 billion capillaries—tiny, hair-like blood vessels—are tasked with carrying oxygen and nutrients to the far reaches of the human body. But despite their sheer number and monumental importance to basic functions ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Women seen as younger when eyes, lips and eyebrows stand out

Aspects of facial contrast, a measure of how much facial features stand out in the face, decrease with age in women across a variety of ethnic groups, finds a study in open access journal Frontiers in Psychology. The study ...

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