Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Study: People with Parkinson's may speak up to 60% less

Parkinson's disease can disrupt multiple aspects of a person's functioning, including the volume, rhythm and intonation of their speech. In some cases, a person with Parkinson's will hesitate to speak or pause when speaking, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is empathy born in mom's first hugs?

Show your baby your love, and you'll get a kinder, gentler adult child as your reward, a new study suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Length of eye blinks might act as conversational cue

Blinking may feel like an unconscious activity, but new research by Paul Hömke and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, suggests that humans unknowingly perceive eye blinks as nonverbal cues when ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Facial models suggest less may be more for a successful smile

Research using computer-animated 3D faces suggests that less is more for a successful smile, according to a study published June 28, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Nathaniel Helwig from the University of Minnesota, ...

Health

Nonverbal cues may reveal a physician's racial bias

(HealthDay)—A physician's body language may reveal racial bias against seriously ill black patients, according to research published in the January issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

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