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 ...

Autism spectrum disorders

New study identifies signs of autism in the first months of life

Researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine have identified signs of autism present in the first months of life. The researchers followed babies from birth ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Making eye contact doesn't always help your cause

New research shows that making eye contact, long considered an effective way of bringing someone to your point of view, may actually make people more resistant to persuasion, especially when they already disagree.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can you guess what happened last?

(Medical Xpress)—We can often predict what people are going to do. But is it possible to guess what it was that made them do it? Guessing what provoked a reaction by simply observing a brief sample of behaviour is something ...

Neuroscience

Eye-tracking tech helps aged care assessment

Memory loss among older Australians is on the rise as the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement—but a new technique tested by Flinders University researchers that investigates cognitive skills through eye-tracking technology ...

Surgery

Building a better breast with eye-tracking technology

What makes the female breast attractive? The answer is subjective, of course. But studies using eye-tracking technology are providing a more objective basis for determining which breast areas are most attractive—which may ...

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 ...

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