Psychology & Psychiatry

How clear speech equates to clear memory

Some conversations are forgotten as soon as they are over, while other exchanges may leave lasting imprints. University of Texas at Austin researchers Sandie Keerstock and Rajka Smiljanic want to understand why and how listeners ...

Health

Turn down the music. Here's why.

(HealthDay)—Parents annoyed by the loud music that their teens listen to might have good reason to worry.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study shows people are not good at recognising voices

"Alexa, who am I?" Amazon Echo's voice-controlled virtual assistant, Alexa, doesn't have an answer to that – yet. However, for other applications of speech technology, computer algorithms are increasingly able to discriminate, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cell phone use and distracted driving begins in the mind

We all know that talking on a cell phone impedes your driving ability. But new research from the University of Iowa is helping us understand how even a simple conversation can affect your brain's ability to focus on the roadway.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are you listening? Your pupils indicate if you are

A new Dartmouth study finds that listeners are most likely to tune in when a speaker delivers the most emotional peaks of his/her narrative, as revealed by synchronous pupil dilation patterns of speakers and listeners due ...

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