Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain scans explain quickness to blame

New research from Duke University helps explain the paradox of why we are quick to blame people for their actions, but slower to give them credit.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

No link between anesthesia, dementia in elderly

Elderly patients who receive anesthesia are no more likely to develop long-term dementia or Alzheimer's disease than other seniors, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The study analyzed thousands of patients using the ...

Neuroscience

Mental picture of others can be seen using fMRI, new study finds

It is possible to tell who a person is thinking about by analyzing images of his or her brain. Our mental models of people produce unique patterns of brain activation, which can be detected using advanced imaging techniques ...

Medical research

Medical researchers decoding the aging process

Scientists are beginning to decode the complex biology of aging and are optimistic that recent advances in research may lead to treatments that can slow or even reverse degeneration and disease.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers aim to create AI companion for lonely seniors

Computing scientists at the University of Alberta are taking the first steps toward chatbots that can express and respond to emotion during a conversation—including artificially intelligent companions that could help relieve ...

Health

Smart homes enhance seniors' safety

In Singapore, as well as many other countries, ensuring a high quality of life for an expanding elderly population demands that community eldercare providers strike a delicate balance between frequently competing factors. ...

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