Health

Pollen may impair pupils' performance

Spring is exam time – and pollen season. It's also a bad combination for pupils suffering from pollen allergies, or hay fever.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Surgery

Eyelid position changes with transcutaneous blepharoplasty

(HealthDay)—Transcutaneous skin-muscle lower eyelid blepharoplasty is associated with a small increase in distance from the pupil and lateral limbus to the lower eyelid margin, according to a study published online July ...

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 ...

Health

The impact of social media on young people's sleep

The impact of social media on young people's lives is underlined today as a new study by researchers from the University-based Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data (WISERD) reports that more than one in five ...

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