Neuroscience

'Social brain' networks are altered at a young age in autism

As infants develop, they preferentially move towards and respond to social cues - such as voices, faces and human gestures. At the same time, their brain develops a network of regions that specialise in translating these ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study listens in on speech development in early childhood

If you've ever listened in on two toddlers at play, you might have wondered how much of their babbling might get lost in translation. A new study from the University of Toronto provides surprising insights into how much children ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why arched backs are attractive

Researchers have provided scientific evidence for what lap dancers and those who twerk probably have known all along - men are captivated by the arched back of a woman. A team led by Farid Pazhoohi of the University of Minho ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Eye dilation sex specific but not sexually explicit, study finds

People's eyes dilate when they are looking at people they find sexually appealing—but new research from the University of Kent suggests that their response does not depend on whether the person being viewed is naked or ...

Other

Study shows eye-tracking technology improves nursing training

A new study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing shows that using eye-tracking technology could improve nursing education by reducing the role of subjective assessments and by providing more consistent evaluations.

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