Psychology & Psychiatry

Eye contact with your baby helps synchronise your brainwaves

Making eye contact with an infant makes adults' and babies' brainwaves 'get in sync' with each other – which is likely to support communication and learning – according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New communication technique helps people with dementia

People with advanced dementia could be helped to interact through a non-verbal communication technique known as 'Adaptive Interaction', researchers at the University of St Andrews have discovered.

Psychology & Psychiatry

A sixth sense? How we can tell that eyes are watching us

We've all had that feeling that somebody is watching us – even if we're not looking directly at their eyes. Sometimes we even experience a feeling of being watched by someone completely outside our field of vision. But ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Remote eye gaze tracking as a marker for autism

A study to be published in the April 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that eye tracking can differentiate children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Infants with blind parents pay less attention to eyes

For parents of young children, there are few milestones more memorable than that first word. But people communicate an awful lot to each other without ever saying anything at all. That raises an intriguing question: how do ...

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