Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

European children back to school amidst virus fears

French pupils go back to school Tuesday as schools across Europe open their doors to greet returning pupils this month, nearly six months after the coronavirus outbreak forced them to close and despite rising infection rates ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are eyes the window to our mistakes?

We all make poor decisions from time to time. Researchers at the University of Arizona are working to better understand why, and they're looking to the eyes for answers.

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 ...

Neuroscience

Pupillary response signals uncertainty during decision-making

Whether it involves stopping at a traffic light or diving into freezing water to save someone from drowning: many of our everyday problems require snap decisions in the face of uncertainty. When making decisions, it has been ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

It's music to my eyes

When people are listening to music, their emotional reactions to the music are reflected in changes in their pupil size. Researchers from the University of Vienna and the University of Innsbruck, Austria, are the first to ...

Neuroscience

State of moderate arousal leads to optimum performance

If you want to know who is ready to perform at the highest level, look them in the eyes—or more specifically, look at the diameter of their pupils, Yale School of Medicine researchers report.

Neuroscience

How eyes reveal the brain's focus

Whether you're taking a test or walking your dog across a busy street, your ability to tune out irrelevant sights and sounds in the environment—or your openness to detecting potential dangers—is crucial for success and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Pupil size shows reliability of decisions

Te precision with which people make decisions can be predicted by measuring pupil size before they are presented with any information about the decision, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology this ...

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